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DNR Reports 13 Hunting Accidents This Year

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

With the gun deer season now over, the DNR continues to look into 13 shooting accidents that happened over the nine day hunt. Seven happened on deer drives.
Three hunters died in accidents during this years' season. Two of the fatalities happened last week in Chippewa County.
A hunter safety coordinator says the three fatalities were the most since five hunters died during the 2001 season.
During last year's season, there were five shooting accidents with just one fatality, making it the safest season on record.
But, last year's hunt was marred by tragedy when six hunters were killed by another hunter, Chai Vang, after a confrontation over trespassing in Sawyer County.
Meanwhile, preliminary figures on the deer kill are expected to be released today.


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