December 23, 2018


An individual was injured Saturday while pheasant hunting in Redwood County when he was struck with accidental gunshots to the head and arm.
The incident was reported at 11:14 a.m. in the Lamberton State Wildlife Management Area.

According to the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, a male hunter shot at a pheasant located between himself and another male hunter.

While attempting to lift his gun to shoot the pheasant and taking the safety off he accidently fired the gun at the other hunter, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The individual was taken to the Springfield Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The names of the individuals involved were not provided by the Sheriff’s Office, which issued a warning to hunters to use extreme caution while hunting and to always be aware where all the hunters from their party are located.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Lamberton Ambulance, North Memorial Ambulance and Air-Care and The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene.


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