Elk Gets Posthumous Revenge on the Hunter Who Killed It

Oregon hunter almost killed himself when he flipped his ATV
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2016 7:47 AM CST
Hunter Kills Elk, Proceeds to Impale Self on Antler
Beware the antlers, folks.   (Getty Images / rpbirdman)

An Oregon hunter found himself in a dangerous situation after accidentally impaling himself on his own kill, the Oregonian reports. Gary Heeter, 69, was dragging an elk carcass behind his ATV up a steep hill Saturday when the vehicle flipped, impaling Heeter in the back on the elk's antler. Members of his hunting party worked to stop the bleeding until a helicopter evac could land in the remote Maury Mountains area and take Heeter to a hospital in Bend. KATU describes Heeter as in fair condition. (More Oregon stories.)

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