Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?: > January 11, 2005

Wisconsin man injured in Iowa pheasant hunting accident

Posted on Sat, Jan. 08, 2005

Associated Press

DECORAH, Iowa - A Wisconsin man was injured Saturday in a hunting accident in northeast Iowa.

Wilfred Schuler, 42, of Hazelgreen, Wis., was injured when he was struck in the head and chest with bird shot while pheasant hunting near Decorah, officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said.

The accident happened when several hunters Schuler was with fired at a pheasant in the air. It was unknown whose shot may have struck Schuler.

Schuler was taken to an area hospital before being airlifted to a hospital in Madison, Wis., officials said.

The investigation was continuing.

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