2 Indiana turkey hunters shot, injuries not life threatening

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BEIJING – AUGUST 10: A Beretta rifle is shot during the men’s trap qualification shooting event held at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall during Day 2 of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games on August 10, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Indiana officials say two central Indiana men suffered gunshot injuries while turkey hunting on private property in Monroe County.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources 43-year-old Eric Strunk and 48-year-old David Dayhuff, both of Gosport, were hurt about 6:40 a.m. Sunday. The injuries aren’t life threatening and then men were taken to IU Hospital Bloomington. The agency’s law enforcement division says another hunter was walking along the field line when he saw and heard what he thought was a turkey. He then shot Strunk and Dayhuff.

The men were struck with shot from a 12-gauge shotgun.

The state agency says an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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