Hunter Injured Wednesday While Hunting Deer in Jones County Iowa

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An Olin man received a gunshot wound to his leg while preparing to deer hunt with his father Wednesday afternoon east of Olin.

Larry McCormick, 72, also of Olin, was in the process of loading his .44 caliber black powder pistol when the gun discharged hitting his son, Rodney McCormick, 47, in the leg below the knee as he was exiting the vehicle. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rodney McCormick was air lifted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids where he was being treated for what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources was assisted at the scene by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.