SAXON, Wis. (WFRV) – A man from Minnesota died from an apparent hunting incident in northern Wisconsin.
According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 23 around 4:30 p.m. a call came in for a hunting accident in Saxon. The caller reportedly said one man was seriously injured from an accidental discharge of a firearm.
Multiple agencies responded, but due to the location of the incident, the Hurley Snowmobile/ATV Rescue was paged out. However, they were later called off when deputies arrived on scene.
First responders tried life-saving measures but were unsuccessful. The victim was later pronounced dead of a gunshot wound.
The victim was a 65-year-old man from Minnesota. Saxon is just under four hours northwest of Green Bay, and about two hours east of Duluth.
Authorities say the incident is still under investigation.
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