Dense fog may have contributed to a hunting accident that injured a 58-year-old Iowa man.
Miles Sagen was shot in the shoulder and upper chest area with a deer slug, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in serious condition.
A fellow hunter in Sagen’s nine-member hunting party had fired at a running deer. The slug traveled about 144 yards before hitting Sagen.
Another Iowa hunter, Jeffrey A. Esser, 29, was moving through heavy brush southeast of Nora Springs in Floyd County when the 12-gauge shotgun he was carrying discharged and hit his right foot. The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Overall, five people were injured, none fatally, on Sunday, the second day of the shotgun deer season in Iowa. So far this year, there have been a total of 11 hunting-related injuries reported to DNR.