Dog triggers shotgun, shoots hunter in Cass County

  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 7:22 AM

A 19-year-old hunter was shot by a dog — sort of.

The man, who hasn’t been named, was hunting Sunday morning on Leech River near Federal Dam when a hunting dog jumped into the boat and engaged the trigger of a shotgun, causing it to discharge, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was shot in the lower right leg and taken to Cass Lake Indian Health Services, where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The incident is under investigation but no criminal charges are pending, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department assisted with the case.

Federal Dam is about 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities.

Mary Lynn Smith

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