DNR gets name of shooter in Washburn Co. hunting incident

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WASHBURN COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources has learned the name of the shooter it says was involved in a gun deer incident Sunday.

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The agency said its investigation is still ongoing and it would not be releasing in the person's name at this time.

The shooting victim, whose name was not released as well, was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, DNR added.

Its Bureau of Law Enforcement offered its thanks to the public for its helping identifying the shooter.

Three other hunting incidents occurred over Opening Weekend, in Oneida, Fond du Lac and Marathon Counties. All those incidents happened on Saturday November 23.

In Oneida and Marathon counties, the two separate incidents involved hunters who discharged their firearms, striking their left feet. The Oneida County incident involved a 38-year-old male and a 29-year-old female in Marathon County.

In Fond du Lac County, a hunter shot toward a running deer and struck a 19-year-old female in the left hand.