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Investigator: Hunter dies after shooting deer

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WAUSAU (WAOW) – A 47-year-old hunter who had shot a deer was found dead beneath his tree stand in the Town of Hamburg, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.

A neighbor found Richard Lepak about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Mark Wagers said.

Lepak was hunting alone on his land northwest of Wausau near County Highway F when he died of apparent natural causes, Wagers said.

It looked like he just shot a deer,” Wagers said. “He was just found on the ground near his tree stand.”

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