Minnesota hunter shot on opening day

Published 9:45 am Monday, November 9, 2015

HOLLOWAY — Authorities in western Minnesota said a hunter was accidentally shot and wounded on the opening day of the state’s firearms deer season.

The Swift County Sheriff’s Office said 36-year-old Robert Schlieman of Detroit Lakes was shot just after noon Saturday while deer hunting north of Holloway.

Authorities said a deer ran between other hunters that Schlieman was hunting with. One of the hunters thought the deer was far enough away and started shooting at the deer.

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One of the slugs struck Schlieman in the abdomen. He was flown to St. Cloud Hospital and is in stable condition.