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Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 1:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the International Hunter Education Association to host the USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy at Honey Creek State Park Resort and the DNR Rathbun Fish Hatchery September 16 -20.

The media is encouraged to attend the scenario sessions as investigators will be trained to properly collect and document the facts of hunting-related incidents ensuring proper methodology and techniques are utilized.

Investigators will be participating in hands-on interactive investigation scenarios to learn the latest techniques in conducting investigations. The academy will also include courses on blood spatter, ballistics, scene photography, scene documentation, scene management and evidence collection among others.  

(***Media availability - Please coordinate with Megan Wisecup beforehand***):

  • Monday, Sept. 17: 10:15 am – 12 pm, 3 – 4:50 pm – Rathbun Fish Hatchery
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18: 12:30 – 2:45 pm – Rathbun Fish Hatchery
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: 9:15 am – 3 pm – Rathbun Fish Hatchery

Megan Wisecup, Hunter Education Administrator, 515-238-4968 or