Two Wisconsin Hunters Die On Opening Weekend, Others Injured
A Baldwin man died while hunting in St. Croix County.
Deputies tell WEAU that 54-year old Mark Grognet was found dead Saturday night.
His family called police just before 8:00pm concerned he hadn’t returned from hunting after dark.
Deputies searched the spot where Grognet was hunting near Woodville of off CTH NN. Grognet was found near his truck and pronounced dead.
According to an obituary on O’Connell Family Funeral Homes website he died of an apparent heart attack.
Grognet was a member of the United Fire Department.
Also, authorities say a Tomahawk native died after a day of hunting on the opening weekend of deer season in Wisconsin.
The Associated Press reports that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department identified him as 50-year-old Jay Leggett.
Emergency crews were called to a cabin near Tomahawk just after 4 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find family members performing CPR on Leggett but were unsuccesful.
Witnesses told officers Leggett had returned from a deer stand on an ATV just before collapsing.
At least two other hunters were injured in opening weekend accidents. A 52-year-old man was shot in the leg in a deer stand in Sheboygan County. A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand Saturday in Grant County.