Timothy B. Bush was an outdoorsman and an avid, experienced hunter, a family member said.
Bush, 48, was fatally wounded Sunday in a deer hunting accident on the Omaha Indian Reservation near Macy, Neb.
The Omaha man was shot in the buttocks with a rifle, authorities said. He was driven to a hospital in Winnebago, where he was pronounced dead later that day.
Bush spent a lot of time with his family, a brother said Tuesday in an email. He also worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.
“He was a great OPS employee,” said Todd Andrews, spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools. “He was greatly appreciated by the staff and students.”
Bush was taking part in early deer hunting season with a group of five others when the accident occurred. The investigation is continuing.
His survivors include his wife, Christina Bush, and six children.