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Two hunters injured while hunting in Audubon County

AUDUBON COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a hunting incident around 3:30 p.m., on Nov. 25.

Arthur Goupille, 56, of Negaunee, Mich., was hunting pheasants in Audubon County when his gun discharged hitting two members of his hunting party standing about six feet away.  

The group had completed a drive and was taking a break when the incident occurred. Goupille’s gun fell over, discharged, and struck the nearby hunters. The hunters were taken to the Audubon County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were treated and released.

The DNR reminds hunters to use safe hunting practices, treat every firearm as if it is loaded and always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

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