Hunter Shot Near Thorp, DNR Investigating

THORP, Wis. (AP) — Clark County officials say a hunter has been shot about 3 miles southwest of Thorp.

Authorities say the hunter’s condition is not known. The victim was flown to Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a call before 8 a.m. Sunday. The initial investigation shows that one member of a hunting party was shooting at a deer, when another person in the group was shot.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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  • Obv.

    Dah, i thought I saw a puddy cat!

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  • Jake

    No, that’s a puddy TAT!! I fail to see why this appeared as news on a ‘cco website, except to stir up anti-hunters and anti-gunners. Hunting accidents happen EVERY YEAR, like it or not, most hunters know that it can happen, but they still go hunting.
    It isn’t like a bunch of gang-bangers going ‘at it’ in urban Mpls every weekend.

    • Mike

      The common denominator is that guns are dangerous and someone is constantly getting hurt using them for legitimate reasons and in illegal acts. Ban people from using guns and the problem is solved. You can own a gun, you just can’t use it.

      • jackactionhero

        The problem is solved? As long as people promise, right? LOL

  • Mark Too

    Sadly, this is what happens when hunters don’t take responsibility for not knowing everything their bullet will hit before they pull the trigger.

    What’s even more sad, is that in every hunter safety course, one of the very first thing that is taught, “know what your bullet, bolt, arrow, etc. will hit before you pull the trigger.”

    I know, I’m going to get a bunch of replies saying “you cannot see everything looking through a scope”, or some other lame excuse. These will be just that . . . LAME EXCUSES. Every hunter should know what’s behind their target or in the immediate vicinity BEFORE they look through the scope and pull the trigger. If not, it is only a matter time before more accidents like this happen.

  • Murph

    No information about the age or experience level of the hunters involved? That makes it very hard to try to figure out what happened and how.Deer drives are good at getting a deer but there is a lot of firepower and people in close proximity to each other. I wouldn’t want to be in one of those, yet the lure of venison is still quite strong.Just not THAT strong for me.Good luck hunters.Hope the victim and the shooter recover from this accident!

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