SAUK CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (WCCO) — A 14-year-old boy is in fair condition after a hunting accident as he was out with his father and three other men, according to St. Cloud Hospital and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. in Sauk Centre Township.

The victim, Taylor Gieske, and one of the men were walking together in some thick brush, unarmed. The plan was for Taylor to flush out the deer.

His father, Robert Gieske, saw the deer run and fired his shotgun. The shot hit Taylor by mistake, according to the sheriff’s office.

Taylor was taken to a Sauk Centre hospital, and from there to St. Cloud Hospital.

Sauk Centre is in central Minnesota.

Comments (7)
  1. Sgt says:

    Always be sure of your background before you shoot.

  2. Patrick says:

    Stuff like this seems to happen every year. There are some basic iron laws about hunting and gun use that don’t seem to sink in with some people. I don’t hunt but I know respect and use of a firearm better than this guy. I hope his boy gets better.

  3. mathew says:

    ok im a youth hunter. When I took my Firearms safety test i remember The instructors telling use Exactly what Sgt said “Always be sure of your background before you shoot.” this was one of the rules that was repeated over and over and over. I personally think that the Law “DNR Firearms Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979 to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota” needs to be later in the past because even some of the parents knowledge they are expected to have don’t have.(And it’s basic common sence.)…… i dislike to hear about hunting accidents because then it makes parents go crazy about letting us young ones go hunting.

    1. toby says:

      Please-never begin a sentence with “ok”, OK?

  4. Luke says:

    How many more people have to be shot before they make posted deer-drives illegal? I know it’s been done for years, almost a tradition, but there always seems to be someone shot every year while conducting posted drives. If you’re going to do a drive, all must drive. No one should be allowed to “post”.

  5. Mike says:

    Deer drives should be illegal! The chances of someone cleanly killing a deer is slim to none when the deer is running full bore, and there is a much higher chance of accidents like this happening!

  6. nicole lanie says:

    BLESS (Brandon Lanie Ethical Sportsmans Society)

    “Know your target and what is beyond”

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the family…..

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