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Turkey hunter suffers gunshot wound


May 9, 2019

A hunting expedition narrowly avoided tragedy at the weekend when a young member of the party struck his grandfather with a bullet intended for a turkey.

According to reports from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on May 4 at around 11:38 p.m. along with Sundance EMS to Douglas Road to respond to reports of a gunshot wound to the head while turkey hunting.

A 69-year-old male was transported in a personal vehicle to meet up with Sundance EMS, who took him to the emergency room. He was subsequently flown by life flight to Rapid City Regional Hospital and is reporte...

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