Fort McCoy to hunters: Watch for mortar rounds

Officials at Fort McCoy are warning deer hunters to watch out for unexploded ordnance when the gun season begins later this month.

Range officers say hunters often come across unexploded artillery and mortar rounds. They say anyone who finds any unexploded ordnance should recognize the object could be dangerous, leave the area without touching the ordnance and immediately notify the authorities.

Wisconsin’s gun deer season is set to begin Saturday and run through Nov. 30. Hundreds of hunters are expected to hunt on Fort McCoy acreage.

The military training base lies between Sparta and Tomah in western Wisconsin.