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Deer Hunters End Up Shooting Themselves in Wisconsin

In 2 incidents, hunters fired at their own foot
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2019 1:24 PM CST

(Newser) – Wisconsin's 9-day deer hunting season opened on Saturday, but four-legged creatures weren't the only ones who ended up shot. ABC News reports at least four people were shot as well, though none were hit fatally. A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says two of the incidents on Saturday involved a hunter shooting his or her own foot: In Oneida County, a 38-year-old man did so, and in Marathon County, a 29-year-old woman did the same. Also on Saturday, a hunter who fired at a running deer struck a 19-year-old female hunter's left hand, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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The fourth incident, on Sunday, has the state's DNR asking the public for help. A hunter was struck by a single bullet, and the agency is seeking info on any individuals or groups who were hunting around 11am in a specific part of Washburn County (more info here). The victim was flown to a nearby hospital. The weekend total outpaces the number of non-fatal shootings for 2018, which was three. The last fatal shooting of a hunter happened in 2015, when three were killed. (Elsewhere, one brother accidentally shot another.)

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