Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin hunting incident summary - Year 2016

Last revised: Thursday October 20 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.
2. 04/24/2016 6:45pm Taylor Private Two-Victim Incident: Multiple pellet wounds to the head, face and right side of body on victims No SP - Same Party 34yr M Unknown Victim #1 - 35yr M Unknown
Victim #2 - 09yr M Unknown
12 Gauge Semi-Auto Action Shotgun
Synopsis: The shooter was hunting turkey. Victims sent text to shooter said they were at truck. Shooter went to retrieve decoys while the victims crawled out to where they thought Shooter was set up. Shooter saw brown and white and thought movement was a turkey and shot once hitting victims.
3. 09/24/2016 9:30am Marathon Public Shot with numerous BB's in abdomen/groin area No SI - Self Inflicted 32yr M Yes Same as shooter 12 Gauge Pump/Slide Action Shotgun
Synopsis: The shooter was hunting waterfowl with companions in Jon boat. They were in the process of taking down the blind material on the boat to retrieve downed ducks when the shooter/victims gun discharged.

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