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

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A Coon Rapids, Minn. man was killed in a hunting accident near Bluffton 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.

The sheriff's office believes 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.

A memorial service was held Thursday in Little Falls for Meyer. He leaves behind a 3-year-old son, Preston S. Meyer of Spring Lake Park, Minn.

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