LINTON, N.D. (KFGO) – A hunter suffered a medical emergency and died while hunting in Emmons County in south central North Dakota Wednesday night.   

Sheriff Gary Sanders said the 62-year-old man’s wife called around 5 p.m. to say her husband hadn’t returned home to Menoken east of Bismarck. A team from the Sheriff’s Office, the Highway Patrol, and volunteers on UTVs searched for the man by pinging his cell phone.    

Sanders said they found a shot deer in the area, and then found the man’s pickup with his dog inside before finding the hunter. It appears the man, who recently had health issues, was walking out to the doe when he collapsed. He was found around 10:30 p.m.