IA: Hunters Hit By Shotgun Blasts
6 Hunters Hit By Shotgun Blasts
December 6, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Six hunters were wounded in Iowa hunting accidents
over the weekend. Department of Natural Resources officials said all six
were expected to survive their injuries.
In Polk County, John White, 46, of Altoona, was hit in the arm by a
shotgun slug while hunting Sunday afternoon near Polk City. The DNR said
White was in a party of 20 to 25 hunters when a man took a shot at a running
deer. The slug entered White's bicep, perhaps after passing through the
deer. White was being treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He was
listed as good condition on Monday.
A Clive man was shot and wounded by a fellow hunter this weekend. It's
one of four shooting mishaps by hunters over the weekend. The Iowa
Department of Natural Resources said James Wrage, 42, of Clive, was shot in
the leg Sunday afternoon while pheasant hunting in Clarke County. The DNR
said two men shot at a pheasant, but hit Wrage in the leg instead. He was
taken to Clarke County Hospital in Osceola and later transferred to Iowa
Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment of a
non-life-threatening injury. He was listed in good condition on Monday.
A Mingo man also shot himself in the foot while hunting in Warren County
late Sunday afternoon, the DNR reported. The DNR said Orville Morton Sr.,
67, was hunting deer near Milo when the shotgun he was handling discharged,
hitting him in the foot. He is being treated at Iowa Methodist Medical
Center in Des Moines. He was listed in good condition on Monday.
A 15-year-old was shot in the ankle while deer hunting Sunday in
Jefferson County. The DNR said Nazareth Rambo was hunting with about seven
other hunters when a shotgun slug fired by another hunter hit him in the
ankle. Rambo was treated and released at Jefferson County Hospital in
A 22-year-old man was hit by a shotgun slug in Palo Alto County. And a
shotgun slug fired by another hunter struck a Minnesota man in one of his
This weekend's shootings come one week after a man was shot and killed by
a fellow hunter in Mahaska County. In that incident, Christopher Durham, 41,
of Marion County, was hit in the chest by a fellow hunter who was shooting
at a running deer.
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