A 54-year-old Aberdeen man was shot in the face Sunday during a hunting accident in Spink County.
The man was hit in the forehead, cheek, and chin by stray pellets after a member of his group fired an errand shot.
The Brown County Sheriffs Department is investigating the incident and did not release the name of the man who was accidentally shot, but did say he was wearing the proper safety attire.
Dennis Foster with Dakota Pheasant Guide says it is pivotal to make sure you wear an orange or bright vest when hunting.
"The orange is an obvious thing," Foster said. "In the heat of the moment you are going to catch that orange, and you are going to realize that is your buddy, and not a bird."
Justin Hoffman with SoDak Sports says safety should always be a hunter's top concern.
"Safety is number one," Hoffman said. "If you don't kill anything, no worries, you just have to be safe."
The Brown County Sheriffs Department says this is only the second or third hunting accident this pheasant season.