Deer hunter dies in possible accidental shooting near Lake Red Rock

Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a fatal hunting incident on Saturday, December 4, 2021 around 2:45 pm near Lake Red Rock in Marion County.

A hunter was fatally struck during a deer drive by a round believed to be fired from a member of a large hunting party.

37-year-old Nathan Allen Sharpnack, of Winterset was participating in a deer drive on the Whitebreast Arm of Lake Red Rock with a large group of hunters when he was fatally struck.

The investigation into the hunting related shooting is ongoing at this time.

Hunters are reminded of the following safety tips:

  • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  • Know your intended target and its surroundings.
  • Do not touch the trigger of the gun until you’re ready to shoot.