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#3060880 - 12/03/12 09:06 AM 5 hunters shot in 1 day in Iowa
Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
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Loc: Tennessee

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#3060914 - 12/03/12 09:32 AM Re: 5 hunters shot in 1 day in Iowa [Re: Poser]
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Registered: 10/15/12
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Loc: TN

You can't read it without registering/paying to use the site?
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#3060941 - 12/03/12 09:51 AM Re: 5 hunters shot in 1 day in Iowa [Re: Urban_Hunter]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

I read it, 3 of the 5 were self inflicted, while 2 were shot by friends. One in the chest from 144 yards away, fog was a factor as he shot at a running deer in a field. The other was shot in the elbow somehow by a buddy.
#3061341 - 12/03/12 02:10 PM Re: 5 hunters shot in 1 day in Iowa [Re: Winchester]
in the dog house!
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Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 10301
Loc: west tn

Basic hunting rules ..... Sounds like they need to update there hunter saftey card \:\)
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#3061430 - 12/03/12 03:22 PM Re: 5 hunters shot in 1 day in Iowa [Re: in the dog house!]
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Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 840
Loc: Middle TN

Here is the text:

Update: Five hunters injured in accidental Sunday shootings

Five people were injured while during hunting-related shootings in Iowa Sunday.

Miles Sagen, 58, of Red Oak, was shot once by another person in his hunting party who was shooting at a running deer around 8:30 near Indianola, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The bullet traveled around 144 yards before hitting Sagen in the shoulder/upper chest.

Sagen was alert and talking at the scene, said Eldon Emmick, a Warren County sheriff’s deputy. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he is in serious condition.

The incident happened in a pasture area approximately two miles northwest of Indianola, Emmick said. Both Emmick and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say the morning’s dense fog was a factor in the accident.

When investigators were at the scene, it was impossible to see somebody wearing blaze orange beyond a distance of 100 yards, according to the press release.

“I would strongly urge hunters to reconsider hunting in these conditions with such dense fog,” said Allen Crouse, recreational safety officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “It just isn’t safe.”

In the second incident, Clint Morgan, 48, of Saucier, Miss., was shot in the elbow around noon Sunday by a member of his hunting party in Monroe County near Blakesburg. He was taken to Monroe Hospital in Albia and then to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing, but fog was not considered to be a factor. Morgan’s medical condition is unknown at this time.

A third man was injured in Iowa County after his gun discharged, the DNR said in a release.

Steven Thompson, 46 of Cedar Rapids, and his son were hunting east of Victor, setting up a hunting plan around 2 p.m. Thompson’s shotgun was resting on his boot when it slipped off and he grabbed for it. The gun discharged into his boot and hit his big toe.

Thompson was initially treated at Marengo Memorial Hospital but was transferred to University Hospitals in Iowa City, the release said.

The fourth reported incident of the day happened in Crawford County around 3 p.m.

Stacy Marie Wiltfang, 32 of Halbur, was hunting with an unidentified person north of Arion at approximately 3 p.m.

While sitting, a bullet from a high-powered small caliber rifle penetrated her boot but did not penetrate her foot, the DNR release said.

She was treated and released at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

In the fifth incident, Jeffrey A. Esser, 29, was moving through heavy brush southeast of Nora Springs in Floyd County when the 12-gauge shotgun he was carrying discharged hitting in the right foot at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Iowa DNR. He was transported by private vehicle to North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City where he underwent surgery Sunday evening.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
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