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Farmer is Shot While Hunting

Source: Minocqua Times, Friday, December 7, 1928

Charles Steele, town of Minocqua farmer, became the target of a shot fired by a deer hunter Monday Morning. A fragment of one of the bullets grazed his chest while another fragment entered his right forearm. His injuries are not serious.

The victim of the accident had been still-hunting in the Cedar Falls country according to the story related by him. He was proceeding through a ravine filled with poplar brush and jackpine when a hunter whose name is given as William Levine of Rhinelander opened fire in his direction.

Two shots were fired, fragments of the first bullet striking Steele. "It sounded like a hail storm when the bullets struck," said Steele in describing he bombardment.

Steele shouted that he had been shot and Levine and his companians came to his assistance.

According to Steele, Levine admitted doing the shooting but stated that he had been shooting at a deer. The injured hunter, however, is of the opinion that Levine mistook him for a deer and fired directly at him.

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