Hunter reported missing in Sunderland located safe

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SUNDERLAND — Authorities were notified of a missing hunter in the woods off of Kelley Stand Road near Branch Pond Road in the town of Sunderland this morning.

Police say Kirby Olson, 59, of Arlington, entered the woods around 3:00 p.m. yesterday and had not been heard from since.

Many local agencies began responding to the area to assist with the search efforts.

State police say while search efforts were being coordinated, they learned Olson exited the woods farther west from where he entered.

He was reported to be in good health and was uninjured.

Olsen said that while hunting he took a deer, but while attempting to bring the deer out of the woods it became too dark to continue.

He decided to stay in the woods for the evening and hike out in the morning.

Members from Vermont Fish and Wildlife assisted in removing the deer carcass from the woods.

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