GLYNN COUNTY, GA – A young Georgia hunter was fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer by a fellow hunter.
17-year-old, Bobby Lane was in an area of heavy foliage on Saturday when another hunter in his party thought he was an animal and shot him with a rifle.
Lane’s cousin, Michael Rawling told reporters, “Apparently he shot through the bush, thinking it was a deer and it happened to be my cousin.”
Lane passed away after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Glynn County officials say deer hunters should use bows at this time of the season, as firearms are not allowed for deer hunting until October 19.