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Dubuque Boy Injured In Hunting Accident 


A Dubuque boy was injured while hunting in Jackson County Sunday morning. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the 11 year old, whose name is not listed in the release, was pheasant hunting with his father at around 11 o’clock at Three Hills Hunting Preserve. The boy was shooting at a pheasant when his shotgun exploded. Following an investigation, DNR officials said the shotgun’s action was not locking in place, causing it to open. When the gun exploded, fragments of the shell struck the boy in his thumb, breaking the tip. He was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he was treated for his injury.

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