Sheriff: Man fatally shot by hunting partner
Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a deer hunter who was killed this week was apparently shot when his hunting buddy fired at a deer and missed.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department identified the victim as Garrett M. Carr, 27, of Oliver.
Authorities say Carr was hunting Monday with 31-year-old Michael F. Thompson of Superior. Warden Dave Zebro says a preliminary investigation suggests that Thompson fired at a deer but the bullet hit Carr in the head.
A Duluth News Tribune report says Carr was wearing blaze-orange clothing but his hat was dark. Zebro says hunters' hats have to be at least half blaze-orange.
He says the shooting serves as a reminder for hunters to be properly attired, and for shooters to be absolutely certain of their targets.
Authorities say a man was accidentally shot and killed by his hunting partner in Douglas County.
Sheriff's officials say the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Monday in the town of Superior -- a few miles east of the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
Deputies and fire and rescue personnel used machinery to cut brush and an all-terrain vehicle to get access to the victim in the woods.
WDIO-TV reports the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identities have not been released.
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