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COPY-UPDATE: Hunter shot in Chippewa County in good condition

Chippewa County (WQOW) - An area deer hunter who was shot in the chest by a member of his hunting group has been upgraded to 'good' condition.

Robert Quinnell of Withee was shot by a 14-year-old boy. It happened during a deer drive Saturday morning in northern Chippewa County.

The DNR it still investigating and says it will be up to the district attorney to decide of any charges are filed.


Chippewa County (WQOW) - The DNR is investigating a shooting in Chippewa County. The DNR says a 14-year-old male shot a 50-year-old male hunter Saturday morning around 8:30 in the Town of Ruby. No names have been released.

Both were part of a large deer drive. The DNR says a deer ran in between the two, and the 14-year-old shot. The victim was shot in the upper chest, and he was airlifted to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

"This shooting illustrates the importance of having a well-defined plan before engaging in a deer drive," says DNR spokesman Ed Culhane. "It's very important for shooters to know where their safe shooting zones are."

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