Hunter shoots self, dies in apparent accident during opener
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.