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MN - Hunter Shot, Killed During Deer Opener Identified

4 November 2007 - WCCO

The opening weekend of the firearms deer-hunting season has claimed one life.

Sixty-year-old Craig Rupp of Elbow Lake was shot in the chest Saturday morning while hunting southeast of Elbow Lake, authorities said.

Rupp was a Grant County commissioner. He leaves behind a wife and two grown children.

Authorities said he was shot while others in his hunting party flushed deer out of tall grass. A deer jumped up and shots were fired. One of those shots hit Rupp.

Rupp was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, where he died.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office was investigating the incident.

Elbow Lake is about 30 miles northwest of Alexandria in western Minnesota.

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