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Ritchie County Man Dies While Hunting

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A Ritchie County man died of a heart attack while hunting on Monday, the first day of buck gun season.

Joe Clayton, 73, of Smithville collapsed and died around 6:30 p.m. while hunting near Hazelgreen Road, according to Hoy Murphy, of the Division of Natural Resources.

Clayton's is the first fatality during buck gun season, which will continue through December 1.