Opening Weekend Recap

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

Hunting has finished for the opening weekend of the gun deer hunt, and at least four people have been shot.
DNR officials are reminding people to be careful.
They say more than 631,000 hunters are out hunting throughout the state.
Dale McDowell,66, from Danbury, was killed Saturday afternoon in a state forest in Webb Lake in Burnett County.
DNR officials say they're still trying to determine who fired the fatal shot. They say it appears accidental.
Yesterday, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department reported a 20-year-old town of Merton man accidentally shot his left little finger while climbing to a tree stand.
On Saturday, a 15-year-old girl fell while she was tracking a deer on private property in Grant County and accidentally shot herself in the right leg.
About 3.5 hours later, Ozaukee County sheriff's officials say a man in his early 20s was accidentally shot in the foot in the town of Fredonia.
All the injuries were not thought to be life threatening.


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