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2 Wisconsin hunters found dead in separate incidents in Marquette County

Posted: 6:41 AM, Nov 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-20 13:30:48Z

MONTELLO, Wis. (AP) -- Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season.

Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton Saturday. The Marquette County man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 62-year-old Shawano County man was found dead in his tree stand Saturday on private property in the Town of Westfield by a member of his hunting party. Coroner Tom Wastart says an autopsy shows he died of natural causes.

Three other hunters were wounded by gunfire elsewhere during opening weekend . Those shootings happened in Brown, Shawano and Forest counties.

An estimated 600,000 hunters participated in opening weekend of the nine-day gun season in Wisconsin.