The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has identified the hunter who shot another hunter during the opening weekend of deer season.
The WDNR had asked the public for any information — “no matter how insignificant it may seem" — that might aid in the apprehension of the suspect.
The shooter's name was not released as of Tuesday amid an ongoing investigation. The injured hunter has been hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery.
The victim was just one of four people who were shot during separate hunting-related incidents over the course of the opening weekend of Wisconsin's annual gun deer season.
The injured hunter, described as an adult male, was shot at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, within Washburn County in Minong, according to a press release issued by the WDNR.
The WDNR also shared a map detailing the exact location of the incident, urging anyone with information to contact the 24-hour WDNR Violation Tip Line.
WDNR reported three other instances of hunters being injured on opening day of the season, two of which involved hunters shooting themselves in the feet – specifically their left feet – when their guns accidentally discharged. Another hunter, in Fond du Lac County, also accidentally shot another hunter while trying to down a running deer.
Wisconsin’s firearm season for deer opened Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 1, according to the WDNR.
The incidents detailed by the WDNR follow a similar spate of hunting-related accidents during opening weekend in Michigan, during which a man accidentally shot his own brother after mistaking him for a deer.