MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 16-year-old was transported to St. Cloud Hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while pheasant hunting.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, the hunting accident was reported around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Glendorado Township.

The caller said his step son accidentally shot himself in the foot and needed assistance.

When officers arrived, they found 16-year-old Brandon Rischmiller, of Elk River, with a gunshot wound to the foot. He told police the trigger on his gun got caught on a loop on his hunting vest and fired.

He was transported by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Comments (21)
  1. chuck says:

    Gee, I hope he was hunting at a game farm becaues phesant season is closed. Sure would suck to lose a foot and get a ticket for illegal hunting at the same time.

    1. Brian says:

      Probably Glendorado Shooting Preserve.

    2. CCO SUX says:

      Shallow gene pool…nuff said!

  2. M. Murphy says:

    If he wasn’t on a game farm, give him the ticket and confiscate the gun. No time for poachers, no matter their age.

  3. billy says:

    There is a game farm on 95 in Glendorado between St Cloud & Princeton.

  4. j speedbag 64 says:

    shoot your self in the foot….is this a lmao or what….

  5. Hunting Sucks says:

    Yet another reason people should not be allowed to hunt. Just go buy some meat at the grocery store.

    1. Ace says:

      Leave the animals alone to enjoy life in the wild, you don’t need to kill something to enjoy your day. Get a camera

      1. rex says:

        you and Hunting Sucks must be from the same shallow gene pool, or close to it. If you know nothing about hunting, than save your words for the next PETA rally.

    2. rex says:

      Get a life. You obviously know nothing about the sport. Its called being responsible with a gun.

      1. Hunting&REXsuck says:

        Rex, I cannot believe that you would compare someone who does not hunt to a shallow gene pool. If anything people that do hunt would be in that pool. I mean think about all the hillbilies that like em some huntin’. Obviously, you are one of them. Hunting sucks and so do you.

        1. jackactionhero says:


          Hunting sucks? Wow, you’re brilliant. Well argued.

    3. Dion J says:

      Yes of course. Because we all know that grocery store meat does not require killing animals!

    4. MN NICE says:

      What a moron. Where do you think that meat comes from? Animals you idiot! People like you should not be allowed to breed!!!

  6. Mark says:

    Score one for the pheasants!

  7. chinwhiskers says:

    There’s a reason for that little red button called a “safety”.

  8. Tammy litchy says:

    The poor boy; too bad all you need to be butt heads and say such comments. Get a life!

    1. Brett says:

      Ah, I have a life, maybe not one that you would be proud to have, but a life nevertheless….. You know, things like PAYING TAXES, not getting TONS of HANDOUTS from EVERY level of gov’t, Displaying my ‘misery’ in the strib or on cco to try to influence politicians,

  9. Brett says:

    OUCH!! Well, I guess it wouldn’t be a good idea to ever tell this kid, “Hey, don’t shoot yourself in the foot”.

  10. EJ says:

    I think he shot himself because he heard about the Pedophile getting released.
    Oh won’t you be my neighbor?

  11. barrett howard says:

    When i wear a hunting vest, and we can have many things in the vest are water bottle, torch and many i have it, this may work for everyone, especially those who hunt long and hard in harsh, dry climates, thank you for your great job.

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