Wisconsin deer hunter critical after being shot by his own hunting party


A Wisconsin deer hunter is in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach by members of his own hunting party in Boyceville, Wisconsin, about an hour east of the Twin Cities.

According to WEAU-TV, the man is 52-year-old Brian Kohnke of Menomonie.

He and about 20 others were doing a "deer drive" around 10:30 Thursday when a deer ran by, according to the station. Several people fired shots, one hitting Kohnke in the stomach. He was flown to a St.Paul hospital.

The Associated Press reports that a deer drive is a hunting technique in which hunters attempt to flush deer into firing lanes.

As of late Friday, Kohnke is in critical condition, according to the Pioneer Press.

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