And here's the bad news about some of the more usual
In Sheboygan County, two horses owned by the Sheboygan
County administrator were shot west of Plymouth, adjacent to state-owned
In Walworth County, a shotgun slug went through the front
of a home and wedged into the back of a television set. A 16-year-old hunter
was found the next day in a tree stand near the same house. He said that
while walking back to his vehicle the previous evening he could not pass up
the temptation to fire two shots at three deer.
In Waukesha County, a Town of Summit home was shot by
goose hunters, which are becoming more common in that county, and which is
also undergoing massive land development.
A Dunn County hunter was injured by a ricocheted bullet
that missed a wounded deer lying on the ground.
In Vernon County a hunter was wounded in his hand and neck
when his partner dropped several .30-06 cartridges down to him from a tree
stand. One of the falling rounds landed primer first into his hands,
striking another round.
While hanging Christmas lights on his house north of
Sturgeon Bay, a man saw a large, antlered deer in a field across the road
from his house. He took a shot, missed the deer and returned to hanging up
his lights. A homeowner near the field found a bullet hole in his home. The
bullet was retrieved and the man's gun was confiscated.
From the April 18, 2004 editions of the Milwaukee Journal
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