Freak accident in snowy ditch near Faribault kills popular hunting guide. Travis Pineur, who traveled the world in pursuit of big game, was fatally injured near his home. https://t.co/jlE1EESaVd pic.twitter.com/G0msQjcGGd
— Paul Walsh (@walshpj) February 26, 2019
A tragic accident that killed a Minnesota hunting guide was felt all the way to Alaska. Travis Pineur, 33, died while attempting to drive his truck out of a ditch near Fairbault, Minnesota. Pineur owned a guiding service in Minnesota, Nomad Adventures, and according to this report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, was about to begin guiding in Alaska, where he’d hunted multiple times. Here’s more from the story:
Pineur had just passed his guide’s test in Alaska, where big-game hunting attracts marksmen from around the world. Pineur was to pursue moose, bear and sheep, Reed said.
“He was ready to start his own business within a month,” Reed said. “Then he could start booking and guiding his own hunts,” rather than assisting a licensed guide.
Alaska’s H&H outfitters paid tribute to Pineur on Facebook and provided a GoFundMe link to help his family:
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Here’s is the obituary for Travis. Condolences to his loved ones.