DePestel injured while hunting

Minneota resident Bubba DePestel was injured when he fell from a tree while hunting last weekend. He apparently was shooting at a deer and the second shot kicked him back and he fell 15 feet from his deer stand to the ground.

He was taken to Avera Hospital in Marshall where he has been treated for many broken ribs, broken collar bone and a fractured vertebrae. Doctors are keeping a close eye on him.

DePestel is the former owner of Bubba’s Bar in Minneota, which was sold and re-named City Hall Bar and Grill. He’s been retired since selling the bar.

IN REDWOOD County, deer hunter was accidentally shot on the opening day of firearm deer hunting season on Saturday in southwest Minnesota.

The individual was taken to the Tracy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. It happened approximately halfway between Milroy and Tracy, at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

According to a Redwood County Sheriff’s Office news release, an investigation determined that a male individual shot at a deer located between the shooter and another hunter, and as a result, the other hunter received an accidental gunshot wound to the leg.

Bubba DePestel

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