(State) Two men were injured while hunting deer this past weekend according to the Department of Natural Resources. A Muscatine man was injured while his gun away. He had his and over the barrel when it accidently discharged. He was taken to the university of Iowa Hospital. Spokesman Kevin Baskins with the DNR details the other injury,
“Michael Welch, 36 (from Lansing), was hunting with twelve other hunters. While they were making a deer drive Welch was struck in the back of the head by a shotgun slug that caused him to fall 25 feet off the edge of a rocky hillside. Welch was airlifted to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He did have surgery last night but that’s the extent of his condition that we know of at this point.”
The shotgun deer season closes today. Baskins says there have been 16 personal injuring during the 2011 hunting season.