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Turkey hunter shot by other turkey hunter

Published On: May 02 2014 10:43:14 AM CDT
Updated On: May 02 2014 02:10:53 PM CDT

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TOWN OF RUTLAND, Wis. -

A turkey hunter was shot by another turkey hunter in rural Dane County Thursday morning, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to public hunting land on County Road A near State Highway 14 in the town of Rutland after 7 a.m.

Investigators found Robert Ruth, 46, of the town of Rutland, was turkey hunting with his 15-year-old daughter while another hunter, William H. Tepp, 50, of Stoughton, was also turkey hunting in the same area, but each was unaware the other was there.

Tepp fired one round from his shotgun at what he thought was a turkey and struck Ruth from about 50 yards away, according to the release.

Tepp immediately helped Ruth who was taken by EMS to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Tepp was arrested on suspicion of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is also investigating the incident.

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