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.