2 hunters shoot selves in foot

A 14-year-old Eagan teen suffered minor injuries to his foot after shooting himself with a shotgun Saturday afternoon near Paynesville, the West Central Tribune reports. A day later, 26-year-old Sartell man accidentally shot himself in the foot while deer hunting five miles north of Clarissa in central Minnesota, the St. Cloud Times reports.
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One hunter was shot and killed and two shot themselves in the foot during the opening weekend of deer-hunting season in Minnesota.

A 14-year-old Eagan teen suffered minor injuries to his foot after shooting himself with a shotgun Saturday afternoon in south-central Minnesota near Paynesville, the West Central Tribune reports.

And a 26-year-old Sartell man accidentally shot himself in the foot while deer hunting Sunday night, five miles north of Clarissa in central Minnesota, the St. Cloud Times reports. The wound was not life-threatening and he was recovering at St. Cloud Hospital.

Saturday marked the opening of both deer- and wolf-hunting seasons.

There was one other accidental shooting, which resulted in the death of Don Bixby, 64, of Bemidji, who was shot by another hunter. His daughter told the Bemidji Pioneer that he was an extremely cautious hunter.

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