Hunter dead after being mistaken for deer

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Officials have confirmed a hunter is dead after possibly being mistaken for a deer.

It happened this morning around 10:00 am off of County Road 4107 in west Rusk County.

Authorities said 41-year-old Louis Nicklas Conner of Overton was hunting when he was shot by a hunter, who claims he mistook him for a deer.

Rusk County authorities arrested the suspect for felon in possession of a firearm.

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