May 2, 2007
A 36-year-old Sioux City, Iowa, man was injured in a hunting
Duane Bates was turkey hunting with two companions at Oak Ridge
Public Hunting Area, in south-central Woodbury County. He was shot
from approximately 40 yards away, hit by pellets from a fellow
hunter's 12-gauge shotgun, according to the Iowa Department of
He was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Sioux
City with shotgun pellets lodged in his head neck and shoulder. He
was discharged later in the day.
The incident happened shortly after noon and is under
investigation by the Department of Natural Resources and the
Woodbury County Sheriff?s Department.
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