Hunting season is now upon us, but please be careful. A Cloquet man has been found dead in his deer stand from a gunshot wound.

Iv'e never been hunting before, but I did take gun safety when I was 12 and the saying that still stays with me today: "know your target and what lies beyond it".

According to DNT, Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said the 73-year-old man had been deer hunting in Red Clover Township. Dispatchers received a call at 10:18 a.m. on Monday reporting the man had been found dead.

This incident is still under investigation, and the victim's name is being withheld until relatives are notified. My thoughts and prayers go out to the hunter's family. Please be careful when you go out hunting.