A hunter died over the weekend after an apparent accidental shooting on Washington Island.

Washington Island police say a report was received shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday of a hunter who had been shot on the north end of the island.

A preliminary investigation found that the hunter appeared to be leaving his blind and accidentally shot himself.

The hunter, identified as 65-year-old Steven Hoogester of West Bend, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.


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