CO--Wounded deer gores hunter, 71
- How sad that the deer had to die.
Wounded deer gores hunter, 71
By LE ROY STANDISH
The Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
A 71-year-old hunter treated at St. Mary's Hospital for a puncture wound was
rushed first to Craig Memorial Hospital by a friend Sunday after he was
gored by a deer, according to Samantha Johnston, spokeswoman for Craig
The hunter was treated and then airlifted to Grand Junction. St. Mary's
wouldn't release details of his condition.
The hunter suffered "significant" injuries after shooting the deer, said
Randy Hampton, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
The incident occurred about 15 miles south of Craig in Routt County.
When the two hunters went to retrieve the deer, it bucked.
"It is not uncommon," Hampton said. "Certainly we have heard stories, but
when they are minor, these incidents go unreported."
State hunter-education courses, which are required for all hunters in
Colorado, dictate that when an animal is downed, hunters approach it with
caution to make sure it is indeed dead, he said.
If an animal is wounded and suffering, "ethical hunters are going to put it
down right away and that is probably the reason that draws people into these
situations - they want to do the ethical thing," Hampton said.
Le Roy Standish can be reached via e-mail at lstandish@....
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