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Search to continue Sunday for missing hunter in Walsh County

WHITMAN, N.D. -- The Walsh County Sheriff's Department and volunteers will continue their efforts today to locate a hunter who went missing Saturday.

WHITMAN, N.D. -- The Walsh County Sheriff’s Department and volunteers will continue their efforts today to locate a hunter who went missing Saturday.

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens said his department began searching for a 45-year-old man at about 10 a.m. Saturday in the southwest corner of the county. The man’s name was not released Saturday, but Jurgens said the man has a beard and is wearing camouflage bibs and a tan shirt.

The man’s wife last heard from him around 8 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to meet his father early Saturday morning to go deer hunting.

Jurgens said there is no known health reason that would factor into the man going missing.

Search crews found the missing man's all-terrain vehicle tipped over and his pickup nearby. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office supplied unmanned aircraft while the U.S. Border Patrol provided helicopters for aerial searches, Jurgens said. On the ground, law enforcement and about 125 volunteers searched by foot and ATV.

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A command center was set up a few miles northwest of Whitman, a town about 63 miles northwest of Grand Forks.

Crews suspended the search at sundown Saturday, but the search will continue this morning, Jurgens said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Walsh County Sheriff's Department at (701) 352-2041. Those who wish to volunteer for the search should meet at 8 a.m. today at the Lankin (N.D.) Fire Hall.

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