A deer hunting party gone very wrong here in Wisconsin. This guy killed 5 and injured 3 when they were hunting on private land in northern Wisconsin. He was armed with a SKS semiautomatic assault rifle. For deer hunting.
Now, I’m no deer hunter, by any means – but a semiautomatic assault rifle . . . for deer hunting? Is that typical?
Apparently, the whole thing started when the hunting party saw another hunter, whom they didn’t know – occupying their tree stand. There was a confrontation and one guy in the party started shooting.
Authorities said the rampage started after a hunting party saw a hunter they didn’t know occupying their tree stand. That led to a confrontation, and at least one of the group was shot and wounded. One victim used a walkie-talkie to call for help, but when other hunting partners came to the scene, they also were shot, Zeigle said.
The victims began to scatter and run from their attacker who pursued them like “a sniper,” Zeigle said. The three who were wounded managed to walk or run to safety, while the victims shot to death were found scattered across roughly 100 yards.
All five were dead by the time authorities arrived.
“It was like he was chasing after them to kill them.
Personally, I can’t stand deer hunting season – and here in Wisconsin, we are in the thick of it at the moment. Our house is in a very isolate and remote location and we are surrounded by forest and wetlands. Much of that land is privately owned and the owner rents out the land for deer hunting. We hardly ever see the hunters – – every once in awhile, if I’m looking for it – – I can see a flash of that blaze orange in between the trees back in the woods . . but we’ve never been affected in any way.
Still, because I’m a chronic worry-wart – in the back of my head I worry – probably needlessly, about stray bullets heading in this direction. I have no idea how far those bullets can fly before they hit the dirt – – I’m sure I’m unreasonable in my worries – – and it’s not like it plagues me, or anything – – but, you know – I’m neurotic or something.
I also can’t stand when the hunters drive back from their fun day in the woods with the carcass of a deer or two hanging out the back of their truck – – or tied to the hood of their car. When I was a kid – we had a neighbor who hung his deer from a tree in his front yard. The neighborhood complained about it – – so he started hanging it in the back yard . . but I could still see it.
The one other thing I hate about deer season is that there are deer absolutely everywhere. You have to be extra vigilant when driving around – especially at night, because those deer are everywhere.
But! On the bright side — after deer season, it usually snows!