9 Jan 2010

Man charged after deer hunter shot

8:04 pm on 9 January 2010

A Rotorua man was seriously wounded when he was shot by a hunting companion in the Taumata Forest on Friday night.

Senior Sergeant Mick Lander says the pair were hunting for deer in the South Road area of Mamaku when the man, 40, was shot.

A man, 51, has been charged with careless discharge of a firearm, causing injury. He will appear in the Rotorua District Court later this month.