11/20/17 – Wisconsin records its first shooting death of a deer hunter in two years, and the fourth since 2012. It happened Saturday near Westfield in Marquette County, where Sheriff Kim Gaffney said a 57-year-old county resident somehow shot himself — and his father found him dead in the town of Newton after hunting ended for the day. About ten miles away, a 62-year-old Shawano County man died from natural causes after his body was found in a tree stand 16 feet up. In Juneau County, sheriff’s deputies say two hunters reported finding unidentified human remains in the woods near Lyndon Station late Saturday morning. Officials say three other hunters accidentally wounded themselves Saturday in Brown, Shawano, and Forest counties as 600-thousand hunters took to the woods throughout Wisconsin to begin the state’s nine day gun deer hunt.
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