A hunter was confronted by another hunting party as he placed his decoys in the water.
Authorities have arrested a suspect after a clash between duck hunters ended with a shotgun being fired at one hunter in Dakota County.
Sheriff's deputies were called to Spring Lake Park just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of shots fired at a duck hunter.
The caller said a hunter was confronted by another hunting party as he placed his decoys in the water. The argument grew heated, and a shotgun was fired at the hunter who was placing the decoys.
Pellets struck the side of the hunter's boat, but no one was hit.
About an hour later officers arrested a suspect on an island near where the alleged assault happened. The suspect was taken to jail, and the case will be turned over to prosecutors.