Bow hunter is gored to death by an enraged ELK which charged at him the morning AFTER he shot it with an arrow in Oregon

Bow hunter is gored to death by an enraged ELK which charged at him the morning AFTER he shot it with an arrow in Oregon

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An archery hunter has been gored to death by an enraged in Oregon.

Mark David, 66, shot at and wounded the elk with a bow and arrow the night before in Trask Road area, Tillamook County.

David was hunting the bull elk in Trask Road area, Tillamook County on Saturday night
David was the bull elk in Trask Road area, Tillamook County on Saturday night

David, from Hillsboro, had been hunting on private property when he fired at the bull elk but failed to kill the animal on Saturday night.

The hunter couldn’t find the injured animal before nightfall and decided to look for it the next day, according to Oregon State Police.

He set out with the property owner to find the elk and at around 9.15am on Sunday morning they found the animal alive.

David attempted to kill the elk with his bow but the enraged animal charged at the hunter and gored him in the neck with his antlers.

The property owner attempted to intervene but David suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

‘The landowner attempted to help David but he sustained fatal injuries and died,’ Oregon State Police said.

The elk was killed and the meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation, police said in a statement.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, archery elk hunting season runs from late August until late September.

The state has 34 million acres of public land open to .

In Wyoming, National Park has warned visitors to be wary of randy elks during mating season, which runs from early September to mid-October.

During this time, male elks are prone to having horn-clashing battles with each other as they attempt to impress their potential partners.

In a tweet, the park warned that bull elks can be ‘extremely dangerous’.


‘WARNING: The elk rut has begun in Yellowstone National Park. Bull elk can be extremely dangerous during this time. You are responsible for your own safety,’ they said.

This article was first published by The Daily Mail on 31 August 2020. Lead Image: Mark David, 66, was gored to death by an elk (pictured) in Trask Road area, Tillamook County on Sunday morning. The elk was killed following the incident – Photo: Oregon State Police.


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