A deadly deer season for Minnesota hunters

The DNR says so far this year, four people have died in hunting-related accidents -- compared to two deaths overall last year. Officials say most injuries stem from falling from deer stands.
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The DNR says so far this year, four people have died in hunting-related accidents -- compared to two deaths overall last year. Officials say most injuries stem from falling from deer stands.

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