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Wisconsin man injured in Forestburg hunting accident

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. (Republic file photo)

FORESTBURG — South Dakota's pheasant opener didn't go as planned for one hunter.

At approximately 3:52 p.m. Sunday, a 73-year-old Wisconsin man was shot in the nose by another hunter in his group, according to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P)

The man's name is not being released at this time, according to GF&P.

The incident occurred on private land near Forestburg. The man, standing at the end of a field, was shot in the left nostril by a second hunter when a rooster appeared.

The wounded man was transported to Avera Queen of Peace hospital in Mitchell by one of the other hunters in the group. The man received stitches and was discharged that evening.

The incident was investigated by GF&P Conservation Officer Evan Meyer.

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