NEW INFORMATION: Names released in Trempealeau Co. hunting accident

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- Deputies have released the name of a hunter accidentally shot in the head by another hunter.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says 55-year old Patrick Humfeld of Trempealeau was bow hunting on Saturday near Gale Township when he was accidentally shot by 55-year old David Devine of Onalaska.

Deputies say Devine was squirrel hunting and saw movement in a tree and fired his gun thinking it was a squirrel.

Humfeld was airlifted to the hospital and is currently in serious but stable condition.

The sheriff's department classified the shooting as an accident. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- The first shooting accident related to hunting this season comes out of Trempealeau County.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said it happened around 8 a.m. on the property of N17958 Marsh Lane in the town of Gale.

Deputies said the hunter is in serious condition after getting accidentally shot in the head.

Investigators say one hunter was hunting squirrels with a gun and saw movement in a tree. He fired at it. It was then realized he had shot a bow hunter who was sitting on the ground using the tree as a back brace.

The victim was treated at the scene by Galesville First Responders and Tri-State ambulance before being flown to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

No names have been released and an investigation is underway.