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WI: Three hunters accidentally shoot themselves on opening day of Wisconsin deer season

November 20, 2017

From Independent.co.uk

Three hunters shot and wounded themselves on the opening day of Wisconsin's gun deer season.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little says the first happened in Brown County about 5.30am on Saturday. A 49-year-old man was working on his firearm when it discharged into his right ankle.

The second happened after 9am in Forest County. A 49-year-old Crandon man was sitting in the cab of his truck when he saw a deer. When the hunter went to move his rifle, it went off, sending a bullet through his legs and then the truck's seat and door.

WSAW-TV reports the third incident happened in Shawano County. A 51-year-old man bent over and his holstered handgun fired, hitting his leg.

The season runs through to Sunday 26 November.


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