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Man cited for illegally shooting bull elk

Posted: 10:47 AM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-24 11:47:39-04
Man cited for illegally shooting bull elk

The Department of Natural Resources has cited the first hunter to kill an elk with a state tag in Wisconsin’s inaugural elk season for shooting across a road.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  reports  the DNR cited Joe Wiltzius of Franklin on Tuesday for shooting the elk Oct. 15 as it stood on a Round Lake Township road.

Wiltzius was standing on or near the road when he took the shot, according to DNR records. State law prohibits discharging a firearm across a roadway.

The state’s first elk hunt began Oct. 13. Five tags were made available to Wisconsin residents and five were provided to American Indian tribes.

The DNR offered four state tags and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffled off a fifth state tag. Wiltzius won that tag.