According to a release from the Crook County Sheriffs Office, an accidental discharge from a hunting rifle was likely to blame in the death of 36-year-old Robert L. Wood of Battle Creek, MI.
The accident occurred early Tuesday morning in the Aladdin area.
According to the report, Mr. Wood was transported to Spearfish Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.
The accident was investigated by the Crook County Sheriffs Office and the Crook County Coroner.
Tuesday was the opening day for deer hunting across northeast Wyoming.