OMAHA — A Fort Calhoun man is in the hospital after being shot in the lower leg while deer hunting.

The 45-year-old man was alert when members of the Fort Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department loaded him into an ambulance Monday.

Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson said the hunter was walking through a field when he was shot outside Fort Calhoun.

Robinson estimates that the hunter was hit from "a quarter to a half mile away."

He says no citations have been issued. Deputies are investigating the incident.

The name of the man hasn't been released.

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