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Iowa DNR investigating after man shoots himself while chasing coyote

Information from Iowa DNR

BENTON COUNTY – An Iowa man was injured and an investigation is underway after he shot himself while chasing a coyote.

On January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:21 PM, a man was shot in the leg while pursuing a coyote across a field near Keystone, Iowa.

Brian McManemy, 41, of Blairstown, was a passenger in a pickup truck while coyote hunting when one of the firearms in the vehicle discharged and struck him in the left leg. He was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital with non-life threatening injuries. .

The incident happened in Benton County, just north of Highway 30 at 13th Avenue, southwest of Keystone in a field.

This incident remains under investigation by the DNR. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.

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I thought it was illegal to have a loaded gun in a vehicle when hunting. If not it should be. That is just stupid.

Acme rifle?

When chasing a coyote with a truck can you call it hunting?

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