One hunter killed in opening weekend; woman's remains found
One deer hunter was shot to death, and at least three others were injured in the opening weekend of Wisconsin's nine-day gun season.
A 48-year-old Appleton man was shot in the chest late Sunday in near Shiocton in Outagamie County.
Authorities did not suspect foul play in his death, but they did not have other details.
In Shawano County, Fred Grunewald, 24, of Caroline was shot in the shoulder when a deer ran between him and a member of his hunting party. He's expected to survive.
Also in Shawano County, a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot.
And in Washington County, a man in his 40s was shot in the leg during a deer drive.
The Department of Natural Resources said the shooter might have been in the same hunting party.
Also, hunters found a decomposed body in the woods yesterday morning about 15 miles south of Fond du Lac. Clothing indicated that it was a woman's body, but it has not been identified.
Hunters have until late this afternoon to register their deer from the opening weekend.
The DNR's Laurel Steffes says the agency will survey registration stations today to get an early estimate. Good field conditions were reported in southern Wisconsin.
But in the far north, temperatures of 8 below zero kept Saturday's early hunting activity to a minimum in Iron County.