MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Isanti women are recovering after being struck by shotgun pellets while part of a pheasant hunting group Sunday near Foley.

The Benton County Sheriff’s office says a hunting party of about 20 people were regrouping in a Glendarado Township field at about 11:15 a.m. when a pheasant flew out from grass near two hunters — 33-year-old Heidi Haskamp and 39-year-old Camille Carlin — prompting several hunters to fire at it.

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A single pellet struck Haskamp in the cheek, while several pellets struck Carlin’s back.

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Both were taken to Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, where they were treated for serious injuries, although they are non-life threatening.

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The sheriff’s office is investigating, though they call the incident accidental.