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Antigo hunter dies in Lincoln County opening weekend


TOWN OF RUSSELL, Wis. (WSAU) - A 51 year old Antigo man is dead after being found unresponsive in the woods while hunting.

A 911 caller reported finding the man near Town Hall Road in Russell around 6:15 Saturday night. An off duty Everest Metro police officer was hunting with the man when he was discovered. Rescue efforts were continued by Merrill Fire and Russell First responders, but the victim was pronounced dead around 7 pm.

The man's cause of death is being investigated, but no foul play is suspected. His name is being withheld until later this afternoon.