Man dies in hunting accident near SuperiorA man died Monday evening in the Town of Superior when he was accidentally shot by his deer hunting companion, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department reported.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A man died Monday evening in the Town of Superior when he was accidentally shot by his deer hunting companion, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The death was the fourth reported hunting-related fatality this season in Wisconsin.
Emergency crews were called to the area of County Road W and Barnes Road near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border just after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said the man died at the scene.
The identity of the man won’t be released until Tuesday afternoon. The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the medical examiner’s office.
Three other hunters died Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities say 51-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.
Fifth-one-year-old Steven Jackson, of Antigo, died after he was found unresponsive in the woods near Gleason in Lincoln County.
And 22-year-old Thomas Stamborski Milwaukee man died of a gunshot wound while hunting on the grounds of Fort McCoy on land approved for hunting.