Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?: > 2005

2nd deer hunting death likely accident

Posted on Wed, Nov. 09, 2005

A Pequot Lakes, Minn., man died Tuesday night after he was shot while hunting deer in central Minnesota, the Crow Wing County sheriff's office said. Authorities said the shooting most likely was accidental.

Tuesday's death was the second reported in Minnesota since Saturday, when the firearms deer-hunting season began.

Deputies located the 39-year-old man, who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, about 9:45 a.m. in northwest Crow Wing County. He died about 8:30 p.m. at St. Cloud Hospital, the sheriff's office said. His name was not immediately released.

Sheriff Eric Klang said it appeared the man was shot by someone in his hunting party.

The victim was flown to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn., and then transferred to St. Cloud, Minn.

Saturday morning, a 48-year-old Evansville, Minn., woman was accidentally shot and killed while deer hunting near Ashby in western Minnesota.

Shelley Denece Burgess was shot in the hip area by another person in her hunting party, Grant County Sheriff Dwight Walvatne said. She died at the scene.

— Associated Press

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