DNR: 11 year old killed during hunting accident

By: - November 22, 2022 6:41 am

Three deer run across the top of the Outagamie County landfill mound. (Photos by JT Cestkowski)

An 11-year-old boy was fatally shot in the Township of Seneca in Green Lake County on Sunday during a hunting accident. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and emergency medical services responded to the fatal incident.

The boy had been deer hunting with a 41-year-old man and others. A DNR press release states that the man was unloading a firearm while in the back seat of a vehicle, and the weapon discharged. The boy was flown via Med Flight to a hospital, where he died.

The DNR and other authorities offered their condolences to the family. Deer hunting season is currently underway throughout Wisconsin.


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Isiah Holmes
Isiah Holmes

Isiah Holmes is a journalist and videographer, and a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His writing has been featured in Urban Milwaukee, Isthmus, Milwaukee Stories, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services, Pontiac Tribune, the Progressive Magazine, Al Jazeera, and other outlets.