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A 49-year-old man is in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound while hunting near Fort Liard over the weekend, say RCMP.

The man was hunting with two other people approximately 15 kilometres from Fisherman Lake Sunday night when he sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, states a news release issued Tuesday afternoon by Fort Liard RCMP.

The injured hunter was taken to the Fort Liard boat launch before community members and a local nurse brought him to a health centre. The man was then medevaced to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, states the news release.

Police say he’s in stable condition.

According to Tuesday’s news release, RCMP are investigating the incident, adding “alcohol is not believed to be a factor.”

The incident is prompting police to remind residents of the importance of safe hunting practices.

“We are in hunting season and we can’t stress enough the importance to be extremely careful. Make sure you are visible by wearing orange or other safety vest colours,” states Sgt. Ken Beard.

Updates to follow.

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Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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