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 were injured.
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.
|Story By: Associated Press