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Authorities Investigate North Iowa Home Hit by Gunshot, Possibly by Hunter

Authorities are investigating whether a hunter fired a gunshot that struck a north Iowa home during Iowa’s first deer hunting season.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office says they’re working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources DNR) and seeking the public’s assistance in locating the individual(s) involved in a hunting incident that occurred outside of Elma. The sheriff’s office says that, “On the morning of Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at approximately 10:45am a home located on Oak Avenue in rural Elma was struck by a round that is believed to have been fired by a hunter attempting to take a deer.”

Officials are asking anyone who has knowledge of this incident, or was hunting in the area and may have seen something, is encouraged to file a report with the Iowa TIP HOTLINE via the phone at 1-800-532-2020, online at or by contacting the IDNR Conservation Officer for Howard County, Marc Waterlander, or the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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