Orr, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in northern Minnesota are reporting a happy ending for an incident regarding a missing hunter. 

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A news release issued by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and members of the agency’s Search and Rescue Team were dispatched to a wooded area on the report of an overdue hunter. The call came in around 10:30 Friday night. 

Authorities learned the hunter, described as a 62-year-old man from International Falls, had gone into a wooded area about 15 miles north of Orr with his dog around 5 p.m. and had not returned. 

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Officials say the hunter and his dog walked out of the woods around 8:45 Saturday morning at a Rescue Squad Command Post that had been set up after the call.

The hunter told authorities he had gotten lost in the woods and started a campfire once nightfall came. 

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He then walked out of the woods once daylight returned. Officials say the man and his dog were not injured. 

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