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Oregon man killed in hunting accident

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A 21-year-old hunter is dead after a shooting in Royalton Township in Fulton County. It happened at State Highway 109 and County Road N.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is calling it a hunting accident at this time.

The victim is from Oregon, Ohio, but his identity has not been released.

This week kicked off Ohio's deer-gun season. Investigators questioned a group of people suspected of hunting deer at the time of the shooting.  They stress the importance of safety this week.

"If there is anything that is suspicious, we'll look into everything, we'll talk to everyone that was there," says Kevin Newsome, a supervising officer for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  "Obviously it was an unfortunate event, and we'll do the best we can to find the facts and find out what happened."

Workers at Bass Pro Shops have seen a number of people coming in this week to get hunting gear for the week.  They also remind hunters to review all the rules and safety procedures before going out, and to check the Ohio Department of Natural Resources web site.

"There's about half a million people just in Ohio out hunting," says Amanda Hertzfeld, the special events coordinator for the store . "It's very important on public and private land to be aware of your surroundings."

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