Total firearm accidents during the gun-deer season number eight, one more than last year.
Six happened during opening weekend, and two more were reported last week. None of those were fatal, but a hunter shot Thanksgiving Day was seriously injured.
DNR hunter education specialist Jon King says it happened in Dunn County.
“The victim in this point was shot by a member in his deer drive, and he was shot in the stomach. So he was airlifted from the scene.”