Hunters fatally shot in Mecosta, Iron counties

Two deer hunters were fatally shot in Iron and Mecosta counties while participating in the first few days of Michigan's firearm deer season.
AP Wire
Nov 18, 2011


The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department said a 26-year-old Hinton Township man was fatally shot by his 23-year-old brother Wednesday evening. The department said the shooting happened in the township, about 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

Harry Weaver’s younger brother told authorities that he didn’t realize he’d shot his brother, who was in a deer blind.

In the western Upper Peninsula, Iron County Sheriff Mark Valesano said a hunter was killed Thursday during a deer drive in the northeastern part of the county. He was identified as 41-year-old Randy Stroud from the unincorporated community of Sagola.

Michigan’s 16-day firearm deer hunting season began Tuesday.


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