Wisconsin Hunter Shoots Deer, She Strikes Back

72-year-old bow hunter wounded a doe and she struck his leg with her head
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2015 10:13 AM CST
Wisconsin Hunter Shoots Deer, She Strikes Back
A doe strolls along the dunes around the footpath that leads to the Fire Island Lighthouse on July 22, 2014, on Fire Island, NY.   (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted, as a 72-year-old bow hunter in Wisconsin recently found out when the doe he struck with his arrow apparently had enough. After the man injured her and attempted to track her, she turned on him. "Apparently the man was going through some thick brush and the deer leaped out and went after him," the local sheriff tells the Fond du Lac Reporter. "The doe struck him in the leg with her head."

The hunter was transported to a nearby hospital Friday night, where his condition was unknown. The man was hunting with family members when the emergency call came in around 7:30pm, reports the AP. "I'm guessing the deer got away," the sheriff says. (A few years ago, a man was shot by his own bulldog.)

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