WV: Hunter Killed in Lewis County
Hunter Killed in Lewis County
A hunting mishap in Lewis County leaves an avid outdoorsman dead.
Authorities say 32-year old Shawn Stewart of Walkersville was killed
Monday while turkey hunting in Lewis County. A search of the Stonewall
Jackson Wildlife Management area was launched when Stewart failed to meet up
with members of his hunting party after a day in the woods.
A number of volunteers and emergency personnel combed the woods until
locating Stewart's body Tuesday evening across the bay from the Vandalia
Ramp of Stonewall Jackson Lake. He had been shot in the head.
State Police and Conservation Officers from the DNR are investigating the
incident. Officers say he suffered a gunshot wound to the head, but
investigators aren't saying if it was a rifle or shotgun. State Police
collected forensic evidence Tuesday and authorities are today interviewing
other hunters who may have been in the area at the time of the shooting.
Stewart was an avid outdoorsman and very familiar with the area. He was an
accomplished bass fisherman with several wins on the West Virginia Bass
Federation tournament trail. He leaves behind a wife and young son.
West Virginia's spring gobbler season opened on Monday statewide.
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