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WI - man shot in face while pheasant hunting

Friday, March 30, 2007

LAKE MILLS - A 44-year-old Oconomowoc man is recovering from pellet wounds to his face that he sustained while pheasant hunting with a friend Friday off of County Highway G near Island Church Road.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, which has investigators looking into the incident. Dispatchers received a call that a male subject had been shot in the town of Waterloo Friday at 9:34 a.m.

The Lake Mills EMS, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department deputies, along with a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden responded to the scene. There, they found that Jeffrey S. Henke, 44, of Oconomowoc, was hunting on a game farm operated by the Crawfish Hunt Club when he was shot by Jeffrey F. Jasinski. The incident occurred when a pheasant flew up between the hunters.

Henke was shot with a shotgun and received non-threatening injuries from the pellets to his face and left side.

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