Archery Hunter Is Gored To Death By An Elk After Shooting It
Mark David, 66, shot the animal with a bow and arrow the evening before he was killed by it.
He had been hunting on private property in Tillamook County, Oregon, when he fired at the bull elk which left it injured.
Mr David attempted to look for the animal, but was unsuccessful due to it going dark on the night of 29 August.
The following day (30 August) he went back out with the landowner and tried to look for the wounded bull once again. According to Oregon State Police, at approximately 9.15am he located it and tried to kill it with his bow.
At this point the elk charged David and gored him in the neck with its antlers. The landowner attempted to help Mr David but he sustained fatal injuries and died.
A police statement confirmed the elk was killed and the meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation.
It's not the first time an injured animal has killed their hunter. Last year, a man died in Arkansas after a deer he had just shot attacked him.
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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials said Thomas Alexander, 66, had shot a buck with a muzzleloader while he was out hunting near Yellville in Marion County.
He was found severely injured in the woods on 22 October 2019 with puncture wounds, and sadly later died.
Keith Stephens, the Chief of Communications with the agency, told KY3: "I've worked for the Game and Fish Commission for 20 years, and it's one of the stranger things that's happened."
Referring to the deer, Stephens continued: "I don't know how long he left it there, but he went up to check it to make sure it was dead. And evidently it wasn't.
"It got back up, and he had several puncture wounds on his body."
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission believes Alexander was out hunting by himself, but had been able to call his family.
According to CNN, Alexander's nephew found him - at which point the injured man was alert and talking but clearly unwell.
He had stopped breathing by the time paramedics were able to get him to the hospital, and he later passed away.
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