Deer hunter shot in Aitkin County dies

Deer hunter shot in Aitkin County dies Photo: Aitkin County Sheriff's Department

November 19, 2018 11:17 AM

The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department reports a 56-year-old man died of a gunshot wound suffered while deer hunting early Saturday afternoon near McGrath.

A release said a 911 call was received around 12:59 p.m. The man had been hunting on family-owned land in Pliny Township. Authorities believe a shot or shots were fired at a moving deer accidentally hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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