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38-year-old man dies in hunting accident near Bluffton

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38-year-old man dies in hunting accident near Bluffton
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BLUFFTON, Minn. - A Spring Lake Park, Minn., man was killed in a hunting accident near here Sunday.

Corey Meyer, 38, died of a gunshot wound northeast of Bluffton and northwest of Wadena in an area he had hunted for the past 12 years, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

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Meyer suffered extensive head trauma, but the sheriff's office ruled out a stray bullet from another hunter or foul play as causes of death.

Authorities said Meyer was moving through a heavily wooded area with thick underbrush toward a deer he had shot, and that his own gun fired the shot that hit him, according to a news release.

The incident was reported at 10:38 a.m. Sunday, and it remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said.

Steve Schulz is a reporter at the Wadena (Minn.) Pioneer Journal, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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