"It's been rough," Lee Mostowik, friend and soccer teammate, said of Chris Perow, 33, according to Fox 6. "He was excited to go and spend some time out there."
Perow, from Waukesha County, Wis., married his wife in June and had two sons, aged 1 and 7.
He died instantly in his sleep, Fox 6 reported. "There was no suffering," his GoFundMe page said.
"Chris was the most amazing husband and the most amazing father to our two little boys,” Lauren Perow told Fox 6. “Our time together as a family has been cut far too short and our world is completely shattered."
Perow, who owned a concrete and landscaping business, reportedly didn’t have life insurance.
"Chris was always the one that would be there for you," Mostowik said, Fox 6 reported. "You could call him up and he'd be like, 'What do you need?' We're trying to get through this together."
Perow was on the hunting trip with his brother-in-law.