Charles City Hunter Hit By Slug
An afternoon deer hunt ended with a trip to the hospital for a Charles City man. Ryan Alton, 32, was sent to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Sunday evening after being struck in the hip from a slug while deer hunting four miles southwest of Charles City.
The group of five hunters was pushing deer from a grove of evergreens when a hunter took the shot that struck Alton in the left hip.
According to the investigation, the shooter didn’t expect Alton to be located where he was when the deer came through the trees and he didn’t see Alton when he took the shot.
The incident remains under investigation.