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Monday, December 6, 2021

Minnesota hunter shot dead in northern Wisconsin

SAXON, Wis. — A Minnesota man has died after an apparent deer hunting accident near Saxon, Wis., according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency responders were called just before 5 p.m. Tuesday to report the accidental discharge of the firearm. The deputy responded quickly, along with Saxon/Gurney first responders, Beacon Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens.

Because of the exact location of the incident, Sheriff Paul Summerditch said in a statement, Hurley Snowmobile/ATV Rescue was called out, but was later called off when the deputy arrived at the scene.

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When respondents reached the scene, they attempted to revive the 65-year-old man, but were unsuccessful. The victim was later pronounced dead from a gunshot wound at the scene by Iron County Coroner Diane Simonick.

The man’s name has not yet been released. The Saxon incident, which is located about two hours west of Duluth, Minn., is being investigated.

The Wisconsin DNR reported Tuesday that there had been no fatal firearm accidents as of Monday in the 2021 firearm deer season that began Saturday.

– Pioneer Press contributed to this report.

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