The Oceana County Sheriff's Department said the man was unloading his .50-caliber muzzle loader while hunting on private property in Oceana County's Ferry Township about 10 a.m. Saturday when he unintentionally discharged the weapon. Authorities said the man's left hand was near the muzzle.
Lt. Craig Mast said the man's left index finger was shot off the hand. He was treated at a local hospital.
Mast said the unidentified man was cited for not having a valid hunting license.