IA: Teen hit by shotgun pellets while duck hunting
October 19, 2010
Teen hit by shotgun pellets while duck hunting
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a 17-year-old is recovering
after being hit with shotgun pellets while duck hunting.
Wilson of Muscatine was hunting early Saturday at Cone Marsh when he was
hit in the lip and neck.
He was taken to a Muscatine hospital, where he was treated and released.
Authorities say it appears that Wilson was hit when hunters in another
group were shooting at flying ducks. It's unknown who fired the shot that
sent the pellets at Wilson.
DNR Conservation Officer Tom Campbell says the incident underscores the
importance of safety while hunting.
He cautioned hunters to always know where other hunters are located in
the field before firing.
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