Maine hunting safety scrutinized after death, injuries
Maine falls about in the middle of the pack when compared with other hunting states.
One fatality and two other hunting-related shooting accidents over two days during the first week of firearm season for deer raised questions about Maine's hunter safety record.
On Nov. 4, Peter Kolofsky, 46, of Sebago was shot to death while hunting there, allegedly by William Briggs, 61, of Windham. A day earlier, a Portsmouth, N.H., man target-shooting in Casco was shot in the stomach by a hunter. Also that day, a Hebron man was shot in the leg by a hunting companion.