A southwest Iowa teen was hurt in a hunting accident Sunday in Taylor County. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 15-year-old Ely Will of Lenox suffered an injury after the rifle he was carrying accidentally fired into the calf of his leg.
The teen was reportedly crossing a ditch while hunting south of Lenox late Sunday afternoon when the .22 caliber rifle he was carrying fired hitting him in the left leg. His hunting partner, 18-year-old Payton Glynn, of Lenox, was not hurt during the mishap.
Will’s injury was not life threatening. The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa D.N.R.