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Hunter dies in Waushara County

November 18, 2011

From TheNorthWestern.com

TOWN of SPRINGWATER – A Brown Deer man hunting turkeys in Waushara County Thursday died of a single gun shot from a 12 gauge shotgun on land situated about a quarter-mile from the intersection of County Road A and K in the town of Springwater.

Alvin B. Mattison, 71, had been hunting alone on land owned by his friend Earl J. Hill, Jr. of Brown Deer. There is no evidence that anyone else was involved in the shooting, according to a news release from Sheriff David R.

Deputy Coroner Pat Handel determined Mattison’s death was the result of the single gun shot. The shotgun was recovered on the scene.

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 3:50 p.m. Thursday that a hunter with a gunshot wound had been found in the woods. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and determined he was dead, the news release said.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

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