IA: 19-year-old injured in hunting accident
19-year-old injured in hunting accident
October 7, 2009
DAYTON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old from Boone has been
injured in a hunting accident at the Skillet Creek public hunting area east
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Daniel Hartley was hunting
squirrels Wednesday afternoon when his 12-gauge shotgun fired as he was
trying to dislodge mud that had gotten into the end of the barrel. He was
struck in the hand.
Hartley was transported to Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge
DNR Conservation Officer Matt Bruner says hunters need to exercise muzzle
control at all times to ensure the barrel doesn't touch the ground and
become plugged. They also need to make sure a gun has been unloaded before
trying to remove an obstruction from the barrel.
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