No charges will be filed against a hunter who fatally shot another hunter in Waushara County.
An investigation by the sheriff’s department, the state Department of Natural Resources and the Waushara County district attorney found the 23-year-old Oshkosh man, who fired the fatal shot, was unable to see another hunter because of dense foliage.
Gregory Welk of Mount Morris was shot just before sunset November 23 while he hunted on his land. The 56-year-old was able to call 911 and gave investigators some information before he died at the hospital.
Welk was hunting on his own land, which is across the road from public hunting land. The sheriff’s department said he was wearing orange clothing, as required by law.
Investigators said there was no evidence to indicate that the shooting was intentional or criminal.
Contributed by WTAQ