Hunter shot after being mistaken for a deer

(LAPEER COUNTY) — Michigan State Police say a Davison man remains in stable condition after he was shot Saturday on state game land in Lapeer County. Lt. Dave Kaiser reports that the 47-year old man was archery hunting in a wooded area in the 3000 block of Norway Lake Road in Oregon Township when two other men leaving the woods heard a noise and thought the nearby Davison man was a deer. The 39-year old Flint man and his 25-year old nephew from Burton were leaving the woods around 5:40 p.m. when they saw a glimmer of light and believed it was the eyes of a deer. The Burton man fired his 12-gauge shotgun, hitting the Davison man in the abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition. While the firearm deer hunters were wearing orange, the Davison man was not. Sgt. Jason Smith of the DNR law enforcement division says archery hunters are not required to wear hunters orange. The incident remains under investigation.