A 34-year-old man was flown to a Springfield-area hospital Wednesday evening after he was accidentally shot while on a hunting trip north of Glide.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police received a report that a man had been shot in the chest approximately 8 miles down Gassy Creek Road, located east of Sutherlin and north of Glide.

When medical crews arrived, they discovered that the man, John Farmer, no address provided, had sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Farmer was dragging a doe up a hill while his girlfriend was carrying the gun. While the two were walking, the sling of the gun broke, allowing the gun to hit the ground and discharge.

Farmer was later taken by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield and as of Thursday morning was listed in critical condition.

Reporter Ian Campbell can be reached at 541-957-4209 or ian@nrtoday.com. Or follow him on Twitter @MrCampbell17.

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