Hunter accidentally shoots hiker in St. Charles County

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. ( – A hunter accidentally shot a hiker near Weldon Spring, Mo. Saturday, believing he was a turkey, police told News 4.

The shooting happened just before 12:30 p.m., on the Lewis Clark Trail, which is in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area near Highway 94. The hiker was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. 

Spring turkey hunting season in Missouri runs from April 19-May 9, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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