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New Market hunter shot, mistaken for deer

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The Iowa DNR is investigation a shooting, after a New Market man was shot by another hunter who mistook him for a deer.

It happened yesterday, just north of New Market. Justin Scroggie was hunting with Brooks Lambert, when they tried locating an injured deer in a tall field. That's when Lambert mistakenly shot Scroggie in the left forearm. He was airlifted to University of Nebraska Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The DNR reminds hunters to not shoot at any movement without always properly identifying the target.

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