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Hunter-death reported near Athens

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ATHENS, Wis (WSAU) There was a hunter-death in Marathon County on Tuesday night.

The sheriffs department says  47-year-old Richard Lepak died in the woods near Athens in the Town of Hamburg.  He was found below his tree stand.  Investigators believe he had just shot a deer, and probably died of natural causes.

EMS crews were called to the area near County Road F around 6pm. They were unable to revive the hunter.

Foul play is not suspected.