Start of hunting season begins with gun safety

Make sure you practice proper gun handling as you crawl into your tree stand over the next week. Saturday marked the beginning of the gun season for deer hunting in Wisconsin. Last year, there were 12 hunting-related accidents involving guns in Wisconsin, including two in Door County. On November 20th, 2021, a 40-year-old man shot his left pinky finger when his hand was on the muzzle and pulled the hammer back on his firearm. A 10-year-old was injured a day later when a hunter attempted to unload his firearm inside the house when he shot him in the leg. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Chris Warden asks hunters to remember the four primary rules of gun safety when heading out.

Kratcha also urges hunters to wear a harness and check to ensure their tree stand is safe and secure before climbing up. The gun season for deer hunting runs through November 27th.

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