WI: Four hunting accidents
Appleton man fatally shot while hunting
5:14 PM CST, November 23, 2008
BOVINA, Wis. - A 48-year-old man from Appleton was fatally shot
Sunday while hunting near the town of Bovina.
Laurel Steffes, a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources, says authorities are not yet releasing the man's name.
The Outagamie County Sheriff's office said in a news release that the
incident happened at about 10:40 a.m.
In separate incidents Sunday in Shawano County, one hunter suffered a
self-inflicted gunshot wound and a 24-year-old man from Caroline was
shot in the shoulder when a deer ran between him and a member of his
hunting party. In the second incident, which occurred in the town of
Grant, Fred Grunewald was expected to survive.
And Sunday afternoon, a man received a non-life threatening gunshot
wound to his leg in Washington County. Authorities believe the man was
shot by someone else in his hunting party.
Steffes says that Saturday, the opening day of the firearms deer
season, was incident-free.
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