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Oklahoma man shot with arrow in Thanksgiving Day accident

A Eucha man was hit in the back of his left shoulder when an archery release malfunctioned, the Delaware County sheriff said. The man was flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital, where he was treated and then released.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: November 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm •  Published: November 27, 2012

— A Delaware County man was hit with a broadhead tip hunting arrow when an archery release malfunctioned in a wooded area of south Grand Lake, Sheriff Harlan Moore said Monday.

Tyler Mason, 18, of Eucha, was hit in the left shoulder with the arrow about 12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Moore said.

James Hoffman, 33, of Cleora, told authorities he was practicing with a newly acquired used bow and archery release. The release misfired and the arrow ricocheted off a small tree and continued downhill about 40 yards, striking Mason, he said.

Mason and three friends arrived at Hoffman's mobile home to retrieve a set of pickup keys when Mason was hit with an arrow outside the residence, Moore said.

Mason was flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital where he was treated and later released.

Moore said the incident report would be turned over to the district attorney.