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Appleton hunter shot in face, in stable condition

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WINCHESTER, Wis. (AP) -- Winnebago County authorities say a hunter is in stable condition after he was shot in the face over the weekend.

Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Eichman says the man's injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

He says the 27-year-old Appleton man was in stable condition Saturday night. No updated status report was available Monday.

Emergency workers were called to the Winchester area Saturday about 7:20 a.m. The man was conscious when they arrived.

Eichman declined to say whether the shooting was believed to be accidental or the result of foul play. An Oshkosh Northwestern report (http://bit.ly/o7Z4Aa ) says deputies questioned three other hunters at the scene but no one was arrested.

The man's name has not been released.

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Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern, http://www.thenorthwestern.com

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