(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did not return home earlier in the day, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.
According to the release from PAO, the hunter was found dead. The cause of death is still under investigation. The hunter was not affiliated with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.
Larson reported that Fort Stewart federal conservation law enforcement officers initially responded to the scene. He noted that the Bryan County sheriff's office took jurisdiction of the scene upon the arrival of deputies from that agency.
Larson said the death investigation is a collateral investigation between both military and civilian law enforcement. The hunter's body was taken by the Bryan County coroner.
Civilian hunters are allowed to hunt in Fort Stewart training areas after registering with installation hunting officials. Deer season is underway now.