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Two deer hunters injured

Dec 23, 2013

DES MOINES – Two Iowa deer hunters sustained nonlife threatening injuries during the final weekend of the shotgun deer season.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Michael Otto, 50, of Madrid was treated after sustaining an injury to his elbow while deer hunting southwest of Madrid in Dallas County on Saturday. Otto was hit in the elbow by another hunter who was shooting at a running deer at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday. He was treated at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

The DNR also reported Holden Hillegas, 21, of Charles City sustained a flesh wound to his upper back when he was struck by a deer slug fired from approximately 200 yards away by another hunter in his party shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday while hunting near Floyd. He was treated at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

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