BARNES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man has been hospitalized after a hunting accident in southeast Iowa.

KJAN-AM in Atlantic reports that 71-year-old Gerald Bader of Federal Dam, Minnesota, was hunting in a party near Barnes City, Iowa, on Saturday when another person hit him in the hip with a shotgun slug.

The incident happened Saturday, the first day of the shotgun deer hunting season.

Bader was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Officials say his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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Comments (4)
  1. Chuck says:

    The hunters were deer hunting with shotguns but you show a picture of a highpower lever action riffle. Why?

  2. um...duh says:

    They don’t know the differance Chuck………

  3. may says:

    they must not know the differece cuz this is the same exact pic they used for a a different accident where a boy got shot and I dont think this pic was a very appropriate pic with either accident.

  4. So says:

    What difference does it make. All guns are designed to kill and that’s what they do.