Game wardens are investigating two hunting-related shootings that occurred during the holiday weekend.

A Kennebunkport woman is recovering from a shotgun wound to her left foot after she shot herself while loading her .410 bolt-action shotgun with birdshot. Kayla Corey, 28, was hunting partridge in Piscataquis County when the incident occurred Monday afternoon.

Corey’s hunting party took her to Millinocket Regional Hospital, where she was interviewed by game wardens. She was then taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for further treatment.

Game wardens also are investigating a hunting-related shooting north of Rangeley that occurred Friday evening. Officials say Robert Cyr, 32, of Penobscot was hunting with his friend, 32-year-old Ben Burns of Freeport, when the shooting took place on Portage Brook Road in Upper Cupsuptic Township at around 6 p.m.

The men saw a partridge in the roadway, then both entered the woods and fired at the bird, according to game wardens. Cyr was shot with 20 to 25 pellets, which struck “much of his body,” game wardens said. He was taken by his hunting party to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. Cyr was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.

Game wardens continue to investigate both incidents.

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