Police: Hunter shot father accidentally

WALLOWA — Investigators have concluded that a Portland man accidentally shot and killed his father while deer hunting in northeast Oregon.

The East Oregonian reported Thursday that 62-year-old Michael Roy Rydquist of North Plains died Sept. 29, the first day of deer season. He and his son, 39-year-old John Roy Rydquist, were 25 miles north of Wallowa.

The Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the father moved in front of his son, who was looking through a scope, didn’t see his father and shot at a deer.

The son was not charged in connection with the shooting.

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