In western New York’s Savannah, a man lost his life in a hunting incident on Saturday, coinciding with the start of New York State’s regular deer and bear hunting seasons.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 7 a.m. about a hunter being shot in Savannah, located roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Rochester. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the man had suffered fatal injuries during a hunting outing, as stated by law enforcement.
The sheriff’s office withheld the man’s identity as of late Saturday afternoon and did not disclose the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The incident occurred close to Route 89, an area encompassing a firearms training center, an Audubon center, and a hiking spot.
Further details were not provided. Investigations are ongoing, with both the sheriff’s office and the state Department of Environmental Conservation police involved.
This tragedy occurred just days after state authorities, ahead of the big game season’s commencement, emphasized hunter safety, advising individuals to wear bright orange or pink for better visibility.