iowa-dnr-logoA 17-year-old girl from Dolliver was injured during the opening weekend of pheasant season.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the teen and her friend were preparing for the hunt just prior to the 8 A.M. opening Saturday at the Twelve Mile Lake Wildlife Management Area near Estherville in Emmet County.

The hunter’s friend handed her a 20-gauge shotgun, but it slipped from her hands and fired, hitting one of her toes. The DNR says she was taken to the hospital in Estherville for treatment. Her name was not released.