Shooting death in Marathon County believed to be hunting relatedSubmitted: 11/30/2015

Wisconsin just finished it's deadliest hunting season in years.

The latest death happened near Spencer in Marathon County.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Office was called to a wooded area northeast of Spencer around 9:15 Sunday night.

We don't yet know the name of the 50-year-old man who was shot and killed.

Marathon County sheriff's deputies and the Wisconsin DNR are currently investigating the death.

Two other people died after hunting related accidents this year.

Four other hunters got hurt

A man was killed last Sunday in Columbia County while passing a loaded rifle to a friend in a tree stand.

The friend grabbed the gun near the trigger and it went off, shooting the man.

LAST Monday, a hunter in Waushara County was killed by a stray bullet.

Preliminary information shared by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources indicates hunters killed more deer during this year's gun-deer season compared to last year.

The agency reported Sunday that hunters registered nearly 175,400 deer through the first seven days of the nine-day season. The seven-day total included almost 85,800 bucks and more than 89,600 antlerless deer.

Hunters registered 191,550 deer in last year's gun-deer season.

A final deer harvest report by the agency is expected early this week.

The season began Nov. 21 and ended Sunday.

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