The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported the second death of a hunter in as many months.
According to the DNR, the incident happened Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Guthrie County in west-central Iowa. That followed the death of an Iowan who was shot while hunting coyote Oct. 8 in Hardin County in north-central Iowa.
Read more from the DNR:
PANORA- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating a fatal hunting incident that occurred Saturday in Guthrie County. Seth Egelhoff, 26, of Chesterfield, IL, was killed Saturday while waterfowl hunting at the Bays Branch Wildlife Area in Guthrie County.
The Guthrie Sheriff’s Department received an emergency call around 1:00 pm of a hunter sustaining a gunshot wound to the face at Bays Branch Wildlife Area. Egelhoff was transported by Panora EMS. Lifesaving measures were given en route to Life Flight but were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased shortly after leaving the scene.
The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa DNR Law Enforcement Bureau.
The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department, Panora EMS, and Iowa State Patrol assisted in the investigation.
The wildlife area is open for public use.