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Deer Hunter Killed Near Bemidji

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BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) – A hunter was shot and killed Saturday morning while deer hunting in rural Bemidji, Minn.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office, the shooting was reported at approximately 9:01 a.m. in Turtle River Township, 9 miles northeast of Bemidji.

The male victim was found dead at the scene. A male suspect was identified and released. The two men were acquaintances, but were not hunting together.

The names of the two Bemidji-area men involved will not be released until the victim’s family is notified.

The incident occurred on public land, and is currently under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office.

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