Sheriff: Hunter dies after fall from tree stand
TOWN OF GREENFIELD, Wis. — A Milwaukee man died after falling out of a tree stand while he was hunting in Sauk County on Sunday, according to a Sauk County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Deputies said Jacob Herr, 50, was deer hunting and using a self-climbing stand to scale a hardwood tree when he fell.
The release said a hunting companion located Herr near the base of the tree stand.
According to deputies, Herr was wearing a safety harness, but it had not been attached to the tree.
Deputies said the incident happened between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on public hunting land located off Tower Road in the town of Greenfield, located southeast of Baraboo.
Officials said they don’t suspect foul play.
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