A man's recovering in John Hunter Hospital after accidentally being shot in the buttock during a hunting trip.
The 24 year old was pig hunting with five mates in remote bushland near Coolah in the state's central west at 8am Sunday morning.
He was flown to hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter suffering non-life threatening injuries.
Police questioned a 44 year old man, who has since been released.
Officers have also seized his firearms licence and firearms.