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Hunter shoots self, dies in apparent accident during opener

Associated Press



WASHINGTON ISLAND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin hunter died after apparently accidentally shooting himself during the weekend opener of the gun-deer season.

The Washington Island Police Department says authorities got a report Sunday evening that a hunter had been shot on the north end of the island, in Door County.

Police say it appears 65-year-old Steven Hoogester, of West Bend, shot himself when he was exiting a ground blind. He died at the scene.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating and an autopsy is pending.