Deadly Start to Hunting Season Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Others Wounded

At least four hunters were injured in Minnesota during the opening weekend of the deer season, leaving one dead and at least one other in critical condition.

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Craig Rupp was shot in the chest Saturday while he and his party were hunting near Elbow Lake, in western Minnesota. Shots were fired after a deer jumped up out of tall grass.

In another incident, Duane Kaster was shot Sunday by another member of his party. Kaster was later airlifted and transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

Two other hunters, Brooks Lee Marti and Jeffrey Pike, both suffered non-life threatening injuries. Marti was hit by another member of his party and Pike accidentally shot himself.

Police are investigating all of the shootings and all appear to be accidental.