Eight Firearm-Involved Injuries And One Fatality Reported During Gun Deer Season

(Wisconsin) The DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement reported eight firearm-involved injuries and one fatality for the entire gun deer season.

The one death was an 11-year-old that happened in the township of Seneca in Green Lake County on November 20th. The boy was the victim of a gunshot wound to the chest.

The 41-year-old shooter attempted to unload his firearm while it was placed in the backseat of a vehicle. The gun discharged and struck the victim who was flown by Med Flight to a hospital where he died.

In the Palmyra township of Jefferson County last Friday, a 36-year-old hunter suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. Authorities say he was on private property next to public hunting land when a group of seven individuals conducting a deer drive shot at two running deer.

A 51-year-old hunter was identified as the responsible shooter. The person injured was driven to the hospital and was treated.

The DNR says the 10-year average for hunting incidents per year is 6.4.