TOWN OF RUSSELL, Wis. (AP) — Lincoln County sheriff’s officials say the death of a hunter during opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer season is apparently due to natural causes.
WSAW-TV reports authorities say the man was found unresponsive by other members of his hunting party Saturday about 1:30 p.m. in the Town of Russell. He was preparing to field dress a deer he had just shot when he collapsed.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lincoln County coroner.
Elsewhere, four people are recovering after they were shot during the opening weekend.
The Department of Natural Resources says it needs more information about a man who was shot in Washburn County Sunday.
Elsewhere, two hunters shot themselves in the foot in two separate incidents in Oneida and Marathon counties. And, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the hand by a hunter in Fond du Lac County. DNR officials said the hunter was shooting at a running deer.
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