MOORHEAD, Iowa (AP) --- An Illinois man has suffered injuries to
his lips and teeth in a hunting accident in Monona County.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 30-year-old Seth
Johnson, of Plainfield, Ill., was hunting Sunday afternoon near
Moorhead with a group of about 10 others when he was hit by a slug
fired by another in his party. The slug traveled 167 yards and
passed between his lips, injuring them and some of his teeth.
Conservation Officer Gary Sisco says the hunters were firing at a
running deer when the accident happened. He says Johnson was lucky
because the slug could have easily hit him in the face or neck.
Johnson is being treated at an Onawa hospital for injuries not
believed to be life threatening.
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