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Billings man killed in hunting accident near Virginia City

Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:05-04

VIRGINIA CITY– Madison County Undersheriff Phil Fortner released the identity of a hunter that was accidentally shot and killed earlier this month.

The victim, 50-year-old Michael Drexler of Billings, died Nov. 2 after he was accidentally shot by another person in his party while elk hunting near Wigwam Creek south of Virginia City.

The incident remains under investigation, but officials don’t suspect foul play.

Story by John Emeigh, MTN News