WI: Deer hunter injured in Door County
Deer hunter injured in Door County Door County Advocate .
November 24, 2010
A 29-year old Door County man was shot while deer hunting with a party of
three others near Kolberg on Saturday, the first day of the 2010 gun deer
According to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation
warden Chris Kratcha, the victim suffered a pass-through bullet wound to the
front right thigh at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday and was taken to Ministry Door
County Medical Center by a member of the hunting party. He was later
transferred to a Green Bay hospital and on Sunday was listed in stable
condition, Kratcha said. The incident occurred while the hunters were
driving deer in a brushy, wooded area on private property.
"Three of the hunters were standers and one was a driver," Kratcha said.
"Two of the standers were on one side of a gully together, and the 29-year
old male victim stander was on the other side of the gully alone. All
members of the drive were wearing blaze orange and visible to each other."
The driver pushed multiple deer from thick cover and the deer ran between
the group of two standers and the victim, he said. All three standers fired
one time at the running deer. The incident is still under investigation.
During the first weekend of the nine-day gun deer hunting season, Door
County hunters registered a 15 percent increase in deer killed over last
year's opening weekend, according to the DNR website. Statewide, hunters
registered a 10 percent increase over last year.
Door County hunters registered 552 bucks and 400 anterless deer over the
All five Door County state parks now allow gun deer hunting this season
with Potawatomi and Whitefish Dunes state parks new this year. Hunters need
a state parks sticker and need to comply with state park rules.
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