Girl, 16, shot in the back of the legs while small game hunting

The accident prompted a warning from authorities.
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A teenage girl was shot in the back of the legs while small game hunting in southern Minnesota.

The accident was reported in Brown County on Monday afternoon, when 16-year-old Nadia Meyers was struck in the back of the legs with bird shot.

Meyers was in a hunting party when another member of her group shot at a rabbit, instead hitting the teenager at a distance of 91-feet.

She was taken to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center by ambulance, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Minnesota DNR and the Brown County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office has issued a reminder of basic safe hunting practices ahead of this weekend's deer opener.

They're warning hunters to treat every firearm as if loaded, only point at what you plan to shoot, keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, and clearly identify your target and what's beyond it before firing.

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The firearms deer opener gets underway at a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, with the DNR also reminding hunters to wear safety harnesses when using tree stands.

The DNR says that hunters can expect plenty of opportunities to bag a deer this season, because numbers have rebounded across the state following conservation efforts.

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