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UPDATE: 4 Wis. hunters die of natural causes


BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- At least four Wisconsin hunters have died of natural causes since the weekend opening of the state's gun-deer hunt.

Two of the deaths are reported in Taylor County. The sheriff's office says one hunter's death was reported about 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the Town of Westboro. Seventy-year-old Richard Penning of Janesville was pronounced dead at the scene of natural causes.

Nearly two hours later, a possible heart attack was reported in the Town of Cleveland. Sixty-two-year-old Kenneth Weber of Racine was found dead of natural causes.

A deer hunter who died in Manitowoc County is identified as 80-year-old Elmer Schuh. The coroner's office says he died from pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

An 86-year-old Racine man hunting in Bayfield County also died of apparent natural causes. The sheriff's office identifies him as Claus Korndoerfer.

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