WI: Hunter shot in Arpin
Hunter shot in Arpin
November 21, 2010
ARPIN -- A hunter was seriously wounded Saturday morning when
accidentally shot by another hunter in the town of Arpin, one of two central
Wisconsin shootings reported on opening day.
At about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, the wounded hunter was shot near a wooded
area close to the intersection of highways 186 and N in the town of Arpin,
according to the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
Names of those involved in the incident were not released, though the
wounded hunter was listed in serious condition Saturday morning after being
airlifted to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, according to
the Sheriff's Department.
Officials from the state Department of Natural Resources are
investigating the shooting. Randy Falstad, a DNR warden supervisor for the
region, said the incident involved a young hunter who apparently fired and
hit another hunter who was in an elevated tree stand across a field.
A Wood County deputy said the hunter who fired was several hundred yards
away from the other hunter and likely didn't know the other hunter was in
Less than three hours after the Arpin incident, officials in Marathon
County were called to another shooting involving a hunter.
A 40-year-old Edgar man was shot at about 9 a.m. in the town of Wien,
according to DNR officials.
The man was shot in the upper chest near the shoulder; the wound did not
appear to be life threatening, said Lt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon
County Sheriff's Department.
It is suspected that the shot came from a party hunting to the east of
where the victim was hunting, Wisnewski said.
The victim was transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
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