Lansing Man Injured Friday While Deer Hunting
Posted: 12/19/2011

A Lansing man sustained a gunshot wound to the head while deer hunting Friday in Allamakee County.

Michael R. Welch, 36, was hunting with 12 others on Friday morning. While making a deer drive, Welch was struck in the back of the head by a shotgun slug sending him falling 25 feet off the edge of a rocky hillside shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Welch was airlifted to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in Lacrosse, WI, where he underwent surgery.

The incident is still under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department.

For more information contact Kevin Baskins at 515-249-2814.