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Deer Hunter Dies after Being Shot Near Bemidji

Posted at: 11/03/2012 6:32 PM
By: Scott Theisen

Authorities in Beltrami County say a Bemidji man has died after being shot while hunting on public land.
    
The sheriff's office says it received a call Saturday at 9 a.m. that a deer hunter had been shot by another hunter in Turtle River Township, about nine miles northeast of Bemidji.
    
A Bemidji Pioneer report says rescue officials found the man dead at the scene.
    
Authorities say the shooter was a Bemidji man who knew the victim but wasn't hunting with him. The shooter was released pending an investigation.
    
The sheriff's office says an autopsy is pending.

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