One dead, two injured after hunting accidents - WNEM TV 5

One dead, two injured after hunting accidents

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Police say one hunter has died and two others have been injured in hunting accidents in Mid-Michigan.

The Alpena News and the Petoskey News-Review report Michael Heisler was shot while hunting on Friday on state land in Albert Township, about 180 miles northwest of Detroit. His obituary says the 52-year-old was from St. Clair Township, near Port Huron.

Police say Heisler didn't return from hunting on the first day of Michigan's firearms deer hunting season. He was found shot in the leg.

In Tuscola County, police say a woman shot herself with a shotgun while hunting near Mayville.

The woman was airlifted to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where she is recovering with serious injuries. The woman's name has not been released.

In Alpena County on Sunday, authorities say a 29-year-old Posen woman was shot in the leg at an Alpena Township residence. Officials say she was wounded when a 57-year-old man was loading his rifle in the home as he prepared to go hunting and it discharged.

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