A Quartet of Opening Weekend Hunting Accidents

posted Nov 25, 2020, 5:51 AM by News Room

Wednesday November 25th, 2020 - Even with well over half a million deer hunters taking to Wisconsin woods for the annual gun deer season only four firearm involved hunting accidents occurred on opening weekend.

A pair took place on Opening Day during deer drives. In Washburn County a 62 year old man was struck in the upper arm and face by a rifle round by a 19 year old shooter. The victim was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. In St. Croix County a 14 year old male victim was struck in the left leg with a shotgun slug by a 27 year old shooter. The victim was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

On Sunday a pair of hunters suffered self inflicted wounds, one of them fatal. In Adams County a 40 year old man was working the action of his pistol when it discharged into his hand. He was treated at a local hospital. And in Door County a 65 year old man tripped when exiting his blind discharging a shotgun round into his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.