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Marion man injured in Iowa hunting accident

Dec 02, 2013

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — An eastern Iowa man was shot and injured during a weekend hunting trip in Linn County.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 37-year-old Eric Harms of Marion was hit in the leg by shotgun pellets while pheasant hunting Sunday afternoon.

Harms was hunting with 29-year-old Adam Bigley, of Cedar Rapids, at the Wakpicada Nautral Area south of Central City. A group of birds came between them, and both hunters fired when the birds were at or near the ground. Two pellets fired from Bigley’s gun penetrated Harms’ leg.

Harms was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, where he was treated and released.

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