The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that an Iowa man was killed Jan. 27, 2019, in connection with a coyote hunt. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

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.

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