Hunter who Fired Fatal Shot Aimed at Deer, but Missed

By KBJR News 1

Hunter who Fired Fatal Shot Aimed at Deer, but Missed

November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.COM) -- The man who was accidentally shot by a deer hunter Monday night has been identified.

27-year-old Garret M. Carr of Oliver, Wisconsin was wearing blaze orange clothing at the time when hunting companion, 31-year-old Micheal F. Thomson, missed his target and fatally shot him while hunting off of Highway W, south of Oliver.

The accident happened off Highway W, near Barnes Road.

Life flight was called to the area but spokespeople for the Douglas County Sheriff's Department says the victim died at the scene.

Close friends of Carr say the accident is tough to swallow, and that he will be truly missed.

"He was always bringing everyone's spirits up, you know? Anytime people were down or depressed, he had a good way of lifting spirits—he was a comedian, in a way," said Donny Thomas, who has been friends with Carr since 7th grade.

Caar leaves two children behind, a two year old and a four year old, according to his friends.

The Sheriff's Department says that this unfortunate incident places the need to remind hunters to be sure of what their target is and what they are shooting at.

The incident remains under investigation.

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