NC hunter killed when friend mistakes him for deer

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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina hunter was killed after his friend mistook him for a deer and shot him with an arrow, according to authorities.

WYFF4.com reported that George Harley Case Jr., 58, of Pisgah Forest, died while hunting with a friend Thursday evening in Transylvania County.

The victim was reportedly found dead at the scene. The friend said he thought the victim was a deer and shot him with an arrow.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating.