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Minnesota hunter killed shot in northern Wisconsin – Twin Cities

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 personnel were called just before 5pm on Tuesday for a report of an unintentional firing of a firearm. Deputies responded immediately along with Saxon / Gurney First Aiders, Beacon Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources guards.

Due to the exact location of the incident, Sheriff Paul Samardich said in a statement that Hurley Snowmobile / ATV Rescue was sought out but later canceled when deputies arrived at the scene.

When emergency services arrived at the scene, they tried to resuscitate the 65-year-old man, but without success. The victim was later pronounced dead by a gunshot wound at the scene by Iron County Coroner Diane Simonich.

The man’s name has not yet been released. The incident in Saxon, which is located about two hours west of Duluth, Minn., Is still under investigation.

The Wisconsin DNR reported Tuesday that there had been no fatal firearms accidents through Monday in the 2021 firearms deer season, which began Saturday.

– Pioneer Press contributed to this report.

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