Franklin man cited for illegally shooting bull elk

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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 DNR cited Joe Wiltzius of Franklin on Tuesday for shooting the elk October 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 on October 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.

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