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Accidental shooting makes 4th hunting-season death

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A second deer hunter has died from an accidental shooting during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season.

Douglas County sheriff's deputies said a man was accidentally shot by his hunting partner late the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 19. near Superior.

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Rescuers had to cut brush, so an all-terrain vehicle could reach the victim. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his name was not immediately released.

A 22-year-old man, Thomas Stamborski, also died after being shot while hunting at Fort McCoy on the season's opening day. Stamborski was the first hunter to be shot in Wisconsin since 2009.

The current deer season has claimed at least four lives. The Langlade County forestry director was found unresponsive in a wooded area near Gleason, and a Green Bay man died after falling from a tree stand west of Wausau.

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