WI DNR: 2015 is Deadliest Gun-Deer Season in 5 Years

The Wisconsin DNR says 2015 has been Wisconsin’s deadliest gun-deer season in the past five years, with two shooting fatalities already reported. 

The two fatalities brought an end to a three-year series of seasons that were free of firearm deaths. 

Four hunters were also wounded during the season. 

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, hunters violated some of the fundamental rules of gun safety in all the incidents. 

A man was killed on November 22 while passing a loaded rifle to a companion in a tree stand.   The woman was wearing mittens and grabbed the gun near the trigger, discharging the weapon.  

On November 23, a hunter in Waushara County was killed by a stray bullet. 

The nine-day season ended Sunday. 

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