Deer season opener, three hunters shoot themselves

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three hunters shot themselves on the opening day of Wisconsin's gun deer season.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Safety, the first occurred Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m. in Brown County. A 49-year-old man was working on his firearm when it discharged into his right ankle.

The second incident happened after 9 a.m. in Forest County. A 49-year-old Crandon man was sitting in the cab of his truck when he saw a deer. When the hunter went to move his rifle, it went off, sending a bullet through his leg and then the truck's seat and door.

The third incident was reported by WSAW-TV in Shawano County. A 51-year=old man bent over and his holstered handgun fired, hitting his leg.

The season wraps up on Sunday, November 26.