The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a swan wounded by duck hunters in Scott County has been caught. The Trumpeter swan was wounded October 3rd at the Princeton Wildlife Area at the same time another swan was killed.
A conservation officer was unable to capture the wounded bird at the time, but it was caught Friday and has been taken to a wildlife rehabilitator near Clear Lake.
The DNR says the bird had a damaged wing. Two 25-year-old duck hunters, Levi Young of Davenport and Kyle Munson of Eldridge have each been charged with one count of unlawful taking of a protected game species, one count of attempted taking of a protected game species and two charges of abandoning the swans after they were shot.