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ND: Hunter killed while coyote hunting in SE North Dakota

February 8, 2017


A 57 year old man from out of state died from a gunshot wound, while hunting coyotes near Edgeley, ND on Tuesday.

The LaMoure County Sheriff says the 911 call came in around 11:20 Tuesday morning on a report of a man who was accidentally shot. The man was pronounced dead at 11:49 am after authorities arrived on the scene.

Sheriff Robert Fernandes says the man was with two other men when he was shot. All three men are from out of state, but are known to make annual trips to the area to hunt.

It is not clear who shot the man, but Sheriff Fernandes says at this point he believes it was an accident. The incident is still under investigation.

The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Bismarck for an autopsy.

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