A northwest Iowa man was seriously injured in Plymouth County on Saturday while participating in the opening day of pheasant hunting season. Eighteen-year-old Ross Arens of Remsen, was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after receiving a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Arens was crossing a creek and was handing his shotgun to another member of his hunting party when the gun discharged. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is still investigating the incident.

(Reporting by Dennis Morrice, KLEM, Le Mars)