The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported today than a Granville man died after being shot during a coyote hunt in northwest Iowa.
Coyote hunting is legal year-round in Iowa.
Read more about today’s announcement from the DNR:
CLAY COUNTY, Iowa — On January 27, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa DNR conservation officers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a hunting incident near County Highway B53 and 160th Ave. in Clay County.
Kirk Struve, 47, of Granville, Iowa was struck by a round believed to be fired from another member of his hunting party. The incident occurred while Struve was coyote hunting with a large group of hunters.
Struve was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The investigation into the shooting is on-going and further information will be released throughout the investigation as necessary.