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Knox Hunting Accident

Update: Victim Succumbs To Wounds

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, James Funk, 31, succumbed to his injuries after accidentally being shot by a family member while hunting deer in Knox County on Monday, November 17, 2014. His funeral was held on Monday, November 24, 2014, in his home town of Mascoutah, IL.

The staff of The Edina Sentinel/ would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of James Funk.

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m.

More information has been released by the Missouri Department of Conservation concerning the hunting accident in southwest Knox County on Monday, November 17, 2014.

According to the MDC Regional Supervisor for Northeast Missouri, Matt Wolken, the accidental shooting took place on the Mike Carpenter Farm southeast of Novelty, MO, at approximately 2:15 p.m.

James Funk, 31, of Mascoutah, IL, was accidentally shot by David Mueller, 54, of Okawville, IL. The two men were related.

According to the Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus the men were hunting in a party of four. All of them were relatives.

“The shooter was shooting at a running deer and the victim was behind the deer and was struck by a bullet,” said Wolken.

According to Wolken hunters need to be mindful of Missouri’s Hunter Orange Regulation and to always make sure to identify, not only the target, but what’s beyond the target.

We have not been able to obtain condition information about Funk.

 Click here to view the 2014 General Deer Hunting Regulations by MDC.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014, @ 10:54 a.m.