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Arkansas fishermen reel in hunting invitation

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[March 04, 2009]  JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- When a fisherman reels in a high-caliber catch, should he take up hunting? Two Arkansas fishermen will have to answer that question after one of them hooked a shotgun while angling on a lake in northeast Arkansas.

Devin Sullivan and his stepfather were fishing on Craighead Forest Lake when Sullivan started to reel in what he thought was a turtle, only to find a Remington 870 shotgun snagged on the end of the line.

The two men took the shotgun to a Jonesboro police station, where the gun has been taken as evidence, Detective Sgt. Todd Nelson told Jonesboro television station KAIT. Its serial number will be checked to see if it has been reported stolen or involved in any crimes.

Nelson offered a lighthearted observation, saying it may have been thrown into the lake by "somebody that's mad at a spouse about hunting too much."

[Associated Press]

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