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UPDATE: Wis. Deer Hunter Apparently Killed by Buddy's Shot

UPDATED Wednesday, November 21, 2012 --- 8:15 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a deer hunter who was killed this week was apparently shot when his hunting buddy fired at a deer and missed.

The Douglas County sheriff's department identified the victim as 27-year-old Garrett M. Carr of Oliver.

Authorities say Carr was hunting Monday with 31-year-old Michael F. Thompson of Superior. Warden Dave Zebro says a preliminary investigation suggests that Thompson fired at a deer but the bullet hit Carr in the head.

A Duluth News Tribune report says Carr was wearing blaze-orange clothing but his hat was dark. Zebro says hunters' hats have to be at least half blaze-orange.

He says the shooting serves as a reminder for hunters to be properly attired, and for shooters to be absolutely certain of their targets.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 --- 7:25 a.m.

TOWN OF SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a man was accidentally shot and killed by his hunting partner in Douglas County.

Sheriff's officials say the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Monday in the town of Superior -- a few miles east of the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.

Deputies and fire and rescue personnel used machinery to cut brush and an all-terrain vehicle to get access to the victim in the woods.

WDIO-TV reports the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identities have not been released.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press
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UPDATED Monday, November 19, 2012 --- 9:39 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's gun deer season opening weekend ended with at least three hunting-related fatalities.

Authorities say 41-year-old Shawn Lemanski, of Grafton, died from injuries suffered when he fell from a tree stand in the Marathon County town of Cassel. Also, 51-year-old Steven Jackson, of Antigo, died after he was found unresponsive in the woods near Gleason in Lincoln County.

WIZM radio reports a 22-year-old Milwaukee man died while hunting on the grounds of Fort McCoy. Authorities say Thomas Stamborski suffered a gunshot wound on land approved for hunting.

All deaths occurred Saturday.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 -- 9:05 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's gun deer season opening weekend ended with at least two hunting fatalities.

Fifty-one-year-old Shawn Lemanski, of Green Bay, died from injuries suffered when he fell from a tree stand in the Marathon County town of Cassel. Also, 51-year-old Steven Jackson, of Antigo, died after he was found unresponsive in the woods near Gleason in Lincoln County. Both deaths happened Saturday.

State Department of Natural Resources hunter education administrator Jon King says the highest number of people are out in the woods on opening weekend than at any other time of the year, so the chances of an accident are also higher.

King tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://gbpg.net/XsvXCK ) careless gun handling is a primary concern because hunters are getting in and out of their tree stands with loaded guns.

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Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


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