WASHBURN COUNTY (WKOW) — State officials are asking for information from the public after a man was shot while out hunting in northern Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the man was shot in the town of Minong Sunday around 11 a.m. It happened on land bordered by E. Sleepy Eye Road, south of Sleepy Eye Fire Land, north of Nancy Lake Road and west of CCC Road.Click here for a map of the area.
Investigators say the 31-year-old man was hit by a single bullet. He was flown from the scene and treated without surgery.
The hunter is expected to recover, but authorities are looking for more information from anyone who was out in the area Sunday morning, because they’re not sure who shot the man.
DNR officials say anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may confidentially relay their information by text, phone call or online to the WDNR Violation Tip Line: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367.
This comes along with three additional hunting incidents on opening day in Wisconsin. Two hunters, a 38-year-old man in Oneida County and a 29-year-old woman in Marathon County, shot themselves in the foot.
In a third incident, a hunter shot toward a running deer in Fond du Lac County, but hit a 19-year-old woman in the hand.
Shooting experts say that in the event of an accident, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have a phone and a charger on you. Plus, letting others know where you’ll be hunting is the most important thing.
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