Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?: > 2004


And here's the bad news about some of the more usual shooting incidents:

In Sheboygan County, two horses owned by the Sheboygan County administrator were shot west of Plymouth, adjacent to state-owned property.

In Walworth County, a shotgun slug went through the front of a home and wedged into the back of a television set. A 16-year-old hunter was found the next day in a tree stand near the same house. He said that while walking back to his vehicle the previous evening he could not pass up the temptation to fire two shots at three deer.

In Waukesha County, a Town of Summit home was shot by goose hunters, which are becoming more common in that county, and which is also undergoing massive land development.

A Dunn County hunter was injured by a ricocheted bullet that missed a wounded deer lying on the ground.

In Vernon County a hunter was wounded in his hand and neck when his partner dropped several .30-06 cartridges down to him from a tree stand. One of the falling rounds landed primer first into his hands, striking another round.

While hanging Christmas lights on his house north of Sturgeon Bay, a man saw a large, antlered deer in a field across the road from his house. He took a shot, missed the deer and returned to hanging up his lights. A homeowner near the field found a bullet hole in his home. The bullet was retrieved and the man's gun was confiscated.

From the April 18, 2004 editions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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