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DNR investigating two hunting incidents

  • 12/26/2019 10:12:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY – On December 22, 2019, around 10:30am, Austin Pontier of St. Charles was shot by a member of his hunting party while participating in a deer drive south of St. Charles.

Pontier was taken to a local hospital and treated and released. His wound was non-life threatning.

MARION COUNTY – On December 21, 2019, around 9:00am, Andrew Strahl of Des Moines shot at deer as they crossed a road. While shooting, he hit a house north of Pleasantville in rural Marion County.

DNR conservation officers are continuing to investigate both hunting incidents at this time.