Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty in PR mess over botched deer hunt

On opening day of deer hunting season in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a possible presidential contender in 2012, shot and wounded a small buck, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Hunters commenting online claim the governor failed to find the shot deer to learn if it was dead or alive, which is common practice among deer hunters. Pawlenty left Minnesota the afternoon of the hunt to fly to Iowa for an event. His hunting party claim they searched for the deer and, after failing to find it, determ…

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