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Iowa DNR identifies deer hunter shot, killed over the weekend

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources identified the victim as Nathan Sharpnack, 37, of Winterset.

MARION COUNTY, Iowa — A hunter was shot and killed during a deer hunting trip Saturday afternoon just south of Lake Red Rock in Marion County, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

On Sunday, the DNR identified the hunter killed as 37-year-old Nathan Sharpnack of Winterset. 

Iowa DNR said Sharpnack was on a deer drive on the Whitebreast Arm of Lake Red Rock with a large group of hunters when he was shot in the torso. A deer drive is when hunters try to coax deer out of their hiding places. 

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is helping with the investigation. DNR says an autopsy on Sharpnack is pending at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny. 

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