Man shot while deer hunting in Wisconsin

Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 11:37:11-05
Wisconsin officials say an Alaska man is dead after his hunting companion apparently shot him.
Department of Natural Resources Warden Jon King says the 39-year-old Fairbanks man was deer hunting with a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman in Columbia County on Sunday.
King says the man apparently handed a loaded rifle up to the woman while she was in a tree stand. The woman had mittens on and grasped the gun around the trigger. The weapon discharged and the man took a bullet just below the armpit.
The warden says no other fatalities involving weapons has been reported to the DNR since the nine-day deer gun season began Saturday. However, the Green Lake County Sheriff's Department reported a hunter died of an apparent heart attack while dragging a deer to his vehicle Saturday.