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Man shot in foot while hunting

TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa – On December 5, 2017, John Fish, 65, of Villisca, was hunting five miles southeast of Nodaway when he was struck in the foot by a slug from another hunter in his hunting party.

Fish and a 15-year-old boy were approximately 95 yards on opposite sides of the road (110th Street, east of Denver Ave.) when a doe ran between them. The 15 year old fired a shot, missing the doe and striking Fish in the left foot. Fish was sitting in a fence row of dense vegetation and brush.

Fish was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and has undergone surgery. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

This incident remains under investigation by the DNR.