Seventy-six-year-old Conrad Masse and 58-year-old Wayne Goff of Wolcott were using radio technology and GPS last October to follow two dogs who were tracking a bear when the shooting happened. The two men positioned themselves about 500 feet apart on a road where the expected the bear to cross.
Vermont State Police say when the bear crossed the road, Masse fired at least three shots, hitting the bear, Goff and a tree.
Goff, who was struck in the pelvis, was treated for his injuries.
Masse is facing a charge of aggravated assault.