Sidney Hunter Injured By Pellets 

A man from Sidney is recovering tonight, after being hit by pellets while partridge hunting.The warden service says 42-year old Don Hipkins was hunting with another man earlier this afternoon in Sidney, when the other hunter fired at a bird in heavy cover.The shot deflected, hitting Hipkins instead.Six pellets went into his arm, finger, and stomach.Hipkins was treated and released from a Waterville hospital late this afternoon.The incident is now under investigation.Last weekend, a man from Mapleton was injured after getting hit with bird shot while pheasant hunting.