SIOUXLAND—Authorities say a Sheldon man died when his black powder revolver went off while deer hunting in O’Brien County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 60-year-old Jeffrey Marienau died on Monday southwest of Sutherland. Spokesman Kevin Baskins says Marienau was putting away his .44-caliber revolver, when it discharged, hitting him in the chest. The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Marienau, who was hunting with his brother, died at the scene.


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