By Shereen Siewert
At least four people were injured in shooting incidents during the opening weekend of hunting season in Wisconsin including a man who was shot in Washburn County.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement is urging anyone with information regarding the Washburn County shoooting, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to come forward. The shooting happened around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 in the block of Washburn County land in Minong Township bordered by these roads: East Sleepy Eye Road, south of Sleepy Eye Fire Land, north of Nancy Lake Road and west of CCC Road. (See map, below).
Anyone with information can confidentially relay their information by text, phone call or online to the WDNR Violation Tip Line: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. Here is the link to file information online.
The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained staff relay report information to conservation wardens.
The three other hunting incidents known by late afternoon on Nov. 24 occurred in Oneida, Fond du Lac and Marathon counties. All occurred on opening day, Nov. 23.
- In Oneida and Marathon counties, the two separate incidents involved hunters who discharged their firearms, striking their left feet. The Oneida County incident involved a 38-year-old male and a 29-year-old female in Marathon County.
- In Fond du Lac County, a hunter shot toward a running deer and struck a 19-year-old female in the left hand.