UPDATE: Search suspended for missing hunter in Nemadji State Forest

NOV. 8 UPDATE: After four days, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office has suspended its search for missing deer hunter David Lee Peltier.

Peltier, 59, had been reported missing on Sunday by members of his deer hunting party. The group was hunting in the Nemadji State Forest along the Gandy Dancer Trail near “Belden”, according to a press release.

While their ground search is suspended, authorities say they will continue to follow up on any new information they receive. Peltier rode to the area with friends and authorities say they are not searching for a vehicle.

Hunters who will be in the area these next few weeks are asked to keep watch and report anything found to the Sheriff’s Office.

If you here from Peltier or see him, you’re asked to call the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380, or call 911.

The Nemadji State Forest encompasses nearly 92,000 acres in both Pine and Carlton County.

Authorities say more than 100 volunteers and several agencies spent Sunday through Wednesday night searching by foot, ATV, swamp accessible machinery, and aircraft.


PINE COUNTY, MN — The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is search for a missing hunter in the Nemadji Forest.

The hunter has been identified as David Peltier, 59.

The sheriff’s office learned about the missing hunter just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

If you her from Mr. Peltier or see him, you’re asked to call the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380, or call 911.

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