The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that an Iowan was injured while hunting coyote on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
According to the DNR, the incident happened in a field in Benton County, in Eastern Iowa.
Learn more from the DNR:
BENTON COUNTY, Iowa — On January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:21 p.m., a man was shot in the leg while pursuing a coyote across a field near Keystone, Iowa.
Brian McManemy, 41, of Blairstown, was a passenger in a pickup truck while coyote hunting when one of the firearms in the vehicle discharged and struck him in the left leg. He was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident happened in Benton County, just north of Highway 30 at 13th Avenue, southwest of Keystone in a field.
This incident remains under investigation by the DNR. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.
One year ago, an Iowa hunter was shot and killed while coyote hunting in Clay County.
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