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Deer hunting deaths reported among elderly hunters

outdoors Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Deer hunting deaths reported among elderly hunters
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Four Wisconsin deer hunters have died since the nine-day gun season began last Saturday, all from natural causes. The latest victim is 80-year-old Elmer Schuh of rural Brillion.

His body was found Monday night after a two-and-a-half hour search of a wooded area in Manitowoc County. A deputy coroner said Schuh had a pre-existing heart condition. In north central Wisconsin, Taylor County authorities said yesterday that two hunters died from natural causes late Saturday. They were 71-year-old Richard Penning of Janesville and 62-year-old Kenneth Weber of Racine. Officials said Weber had a possible heart attack. And in Bayfield County, a hunter who died Saturday from natural causes was identified yesterday as 86-year-old Claus Korndoerfer of Racine.

DNR officials said the deer harvest was slightly ahead of last year, at least during the opening weekend. The gun season runs through Sunday.