(Springvale) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies and the state Department of Natural Resources have responded to two separate incidents of hunters missing their target and shooting into a residential property. Both incidents occurred on Pommering Road in the Town of Springvale.
The most recent was reported on Saturday around 4:15pm when a bullet struck a garage and a car inside. The homeowner confirmed there was a group of hunters on nearby state-owned, public land which is open to hunting. Deputies made contact with the group of four hunters who confirmed they had been shooting at a deer that was running east and it came within the shot angle of the residence.
Through investigation, deputies were able to identify a 21-year-old Cudahy man as the offender. Charges of Endangering Safety by use of a Dangerous Weapon have been referred to the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office. DNR Wardens confirmed there were no other hunting violations that occurred within the group of hunters.
They were apparently not connected to the first incident, which was reported around 8:20am Friday when bullet struck a house, narrowly missing someone inside. Authorities located a group of deer hunters nearby. One of the hunters stated that he had discharged his firearm at a deer in the direction of the residence on the bordering property. He apparently missed the deer, but did not think, due to the distance and angle, that he would be in danger of striking the house. No one was injured and there were no reports of citations issued.
Authorities says thankfully, no one was injured, and the incidents resulted only in property damage.