Tuesday, May 10, 2005
By Chris Post/Senior Staff Writer
A Marshall family is in mourning this week following a fatal
hunting accident over the weekend.
Wally Dautenhahn, 42, died Sunday after being shot while hunting
with his father, Walter Dautenhahn.
Tom Strother, a protection regional supervisor with the Missouri
Department of Conservation, said the investigation into the shooting
is on-going, but authorities have created a general sequence of
He said the accident occurred early Sunday morning on private
property located about three miles south of Arrow Rock off Missouri
The Dautenhahns were turkey hunting in close proximity in a
moderately wooded area with overcast conditions. At some point, Wally
shot at a turkey and told his father he was going to retrieve the
bird. A short time later, Walter saw a turkey and fired at it,
discovering he had inadvertently struck his son.
Dautenhahn was a lifelong resident of Marshall, graduating from
Marshall High School and working for Marshall Municipal Utilities. In
addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan, and
children Jennifer and Andy Dautenhahn.
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