Popular Hunter Killed In Minnesota Had Alaska Connections
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.