Deer hunter dies after being shot

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A Bemidji man has died after being shot while hunting Saturday in Beltrami County, according to the Star Tribune.

Police received a call at 9 a.m. that a deer hunter had been shot by another hunter in Turtle River Township, the Tribune says. The shooter reportedly knew the victim but the two weren't hunting together.

The Pioneer Press, provided by the Associated Press, reports that family members of the victim say he was insistent upon firearms safety.

The victim, 66-year-old Don Bixby, had missed past deer season due to health issues, and was out this season with a handicap permit, according to the Pioneer Press.

Bixby was standing next to a pickup truck when he was shot on public land, the Pioneer Press says.

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