The start of rifle season turned tragic for one downstate hunter.
A 51-year-old man was reported missing Friday in Montmorency County when he did not return after a day of hunting.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police found the hunter's vehicle on state land after searching the area near Fish Lab Road in Albert Township.
Troopers later found the man from Saint Clair about one mile off the road.
Police say it appears to be a fatal hunting accident and are still investigating.