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Published November 16 2008

Minnesota deer hunter's slug cracks distant window


A Minnesota deer hunter learned an important lesson: remember how far your shotgun slug can carry.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old Brent Lang of Redwood Falls and a friend were hunting Saturday when Lang fired upward out of a hollow at a running doe.

Officials say the slug missed and traveled three-fourths of a mile before grazing a window at the home of David and Theresa Weis. She was in the family room and he was on the roof installing Christmas lights, and neither was injured when the outer pane of the window broke.

Both hunters were released after being told to check their surroundings completely when hunting. Lang will pay for the window damages.

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