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Update: Name Released in Beltrami County Hunting Accident

Posted at: 11/03/2012 7:02 PM
Updated at: 11/04/2012 7:47 PM
By: Zach Hammer

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office says that 64-year Donald Zane Bixby of Bemidji was fatally shot while hunting on Saturday morning.

Officials say they received the call at 9:01 am, and when they responded to the scene, Bixby was deceased.

The shooting happened on public land in Turtle River Township which is about nine miles northeast of Bemidji.

The shooter has been identified as a 48-year-old Bemidji man, who was an acquaintance of Bixby, but not hunting with him.

The incident continues to be under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.