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Elbow Lake deer hunter is shot in chest and dies

  • November 3, 2007 - 7:19 PM

An Elbow Lake, Minn., hunter died after he was shot in the chest on Saturday, the opening day of the firearms deer-hunting season.

The 60-year-old man, whose name was not available Saturday night, was "posting," or waiting for deer to emerge, as others in his hunting party flushed them out of tall grass in a slough area about a mile and a half southeast of Elbow Lake, said Grant County Sheriff Dwight Walvatne.

The accident was reported just after 9:30 a.m.; the man was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, where he died. Ramsey County will perform the autopsy; the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are investigating.

"It takes some time to figure out where bullet came from," Walvatne said.

MARIA ELENA BACA

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