IOWA CITY – A University of Iowa senior wrestler has been charged with illegal hunting after police caught Ethan Lofthouse with a duck at his west side apartment he shot with a bow and arrow.
According to the Iowa Athletics Department, Senior Ethen Lofthouse was cited Friday for illegal hunting. Iowa City Police allege Lofthouse shot a duck outside his residence with a bow and arrow. It was reported that Lofthouse intended to eat the duck.
“The UI Athletics Department is aware of the situation, and is working with Lofthouse through the process outlined in the UI Athletics Department Student-Athlete Code of Conduct,” the department said in a statement Monday.
Last year, two Iowa wrestlers were accused of hunting rabbits inside the city. It was reported they were using slingshots and toy guns and had rabbit pelts inside their home.