Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin hunting incident summary - Year 2016

Last revised: Wednesday July 06 2016
# Date/Time Location Injury Description Fatal Self Inflicted (SI) or Same Party (SP) Shooter Age / Sex / Hunter Safety Certified Victim Age / Sex / Hunter Safety Certified Type of Firearm
1. 04/17/2016 7:37am Rock Private Multiple pellet wounds to the upper/middle of the back and back of right arm Yes SP - Same Party 66yr M Yes 37yr M Yes 12 Gauge Semi-Auto Action Shotgun
Synopsis: The shooter was hunting a tom turkey that was wounded by a second hunter. Shooter and victim were in hunting blind when victim exited the rear of the blind to retrieve the turkey and moved into the line of fire of the shooter.