Wisconsin's deer season deadliest in 5 years

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-29 10:23:39-05
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- This has been Wisconsin's deadliest gun-deer season in the past five years, with two shooting fatalities already recorded
  The two fatalities brought to an end a three-year series of seasons that had been free of firearm deaths.  Four other hunters also have been wounded.
   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 last Sunday in Columbia County when he was shot while passing a loaded rifle to a companion in a tree stand. Wearing mittens, she grabbed the gun near the trigger and it went off. On Monday, a hunter in Waushara County was killed by a stray bullet.
The nine-day season runs through Sunday.