It happened in Newburgh in a marshy field about two thousand feet off Forest Road.
It took emergency personnel almost an hour to reach the victim due to the rough terrain.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been identified pending notification of family.
The victim is an adult male.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police are investigating along with the State Police and Newburgh Town Police.
There's no word on any criminal charges against the shooter.
Deer hunting season started Saturday morning.
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