Hunter accidentally shot in the head, arm by another hunter

The pair were pheasant hunting in Redwood County when it happened.
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A hunter was injured in Redwood County on Saturday when they were shot in the head and arm by another hunter.

The incident was reported at 11:14 a.m. near 140th Street and Jade Avenue during a pheasant hunt.

According to the Redwood County Sheriff's Office, a male hunter was shooting at a pheasant, but accidentally hit the other hunter instead.

The injured hunter was taken to the Springfield Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"It was determined that the hunter that fired the shot, was attempting to lift his gun to shoot the pheasant while taking the safety off, and while doing so accidentally fired the gun at another hunter," the sheriff's office noted.

"The Redwood County Sheriff's office and the MN DNR would like to remind hunters to use extreme caution while hunting and to always be aware where all the hunters from their party are located."

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