IA: 2 deer hunters injured in Iowa
December 6, 2009
2 deer hunters injured in Iowa
ST. DONATUS, Iowa
Two men have been injured while deer hunting in Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 37-year-old Kevin Bourland
of Hazel Green, Wis., and 40-year-old James Nelson of Burlington were hurt
Officials say Bourland reached to catch a 20-gauge shotgun propped
against a tree as it began to fall. They say the gun fired, hitting Bourland
in the thumb with a deer slug. The incident happened in Jackson County near
Authorities say Bourland was taken to a Dubuque hospital for treatment.
Officials say Nelson was hunting with his 14-year-old son in Des Moines
County near Prairie Grove when he was struck in his upper left thigh by a
deer slug fired by the boy.
Nelson was taken to a Burlington hospital for treatment.
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