5-year-old Boy shot while hunting with dad in Wisconsin
Boy shot while hunting with dad in Wisconsin
April 17, 2011
JACKSON, Wis. -- Authorities say a boy dressed in camouflage was shot
while turkey hunting with his father in Jackson Marsh in southeastern
Lt. John Buck of the Washington County Sheriff's Department says a hunter
from a different party thought the 5-year-old was a turkey and fired at him
from about 40 to 50 yards away Sunday morning.
Buck says the child was struck by over a dozen shotgun pellets in the
head, chest, and leg, but was responsive and talking at the scene. He says
the boy is expected to recover. The boy is now at Children's Hospital of
Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating. Buck says orange
vests are not required for turkey hunting as they are for deer hunting.
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