Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby Southy77 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:04 pm

This hunter was very unfortunate. Condolences to the family.
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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby U.P. MAN » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:18 pm

Wow.what a way to go.

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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby BowtechHunting » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:39 pm

That is so unfortunate. Heck, why didn't he give the deer time to expire? You always check to make sure...
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Unread postby NightwishMike » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:01 pm

BowtechHunting wrote:That is so unfortunate. Heck, why didn't he give the deer time to expire? You always check to make sure...


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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby dan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:21 am

ALBION – Indiana Conservation Officers have closed the investigation of a hunter's death at Chain O'Lakes State Park after the Noble County Coroner’s office ruled the death was due to a lacerated liver, possibly from an encounter the hunter had with a deer he shot.

Paul J. Smith, 62, of Fort Wayne, died Monday while participating in the deer reduction hunt at Chain O'Lakes.

According to Conservation Officer Erick Bolt of DNR Law Enforcement, Smith called his son shortly after 9 a.m. and left a voice message that he'd shot a buck. When Smith’s son returned the called around 10:30 a.m., Smith told him that after descending from his treestand to field dress and tag the deer, he discovered the deer was still alive. Smith told his son he scuffled with the deer before killing it with a knife.

Cpl. Bolt said Smith called park officials by cell phone at about 12:30 p.m. to request help in transporting a deer to the reduction hunt check-in station.

A park employee who went to retrieve the deer found Smith unconscious and seated against a tree and relayed Smith’s condition to park officials. Chain O’Lakes property manager Sam Boggs and Indiana Conservation Officer Darren Reed immediately responded. Reed was off duty but at the park as a participant in the deer reduction hunt.

Reed and Boggs attempted to revive Smith with a portable defibrillator but got no response. They initiated CPR until EMS first responders arrived and pronounced Smith dead at the scene.

The coroner’s autopsy revealed lacerations on Smith’s liver that were in line with internal bruising.
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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby wappkid » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Thats terrible.
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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby straubam » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:30 pm

this is within 4 miles of where i live and i have hunted that place a couple of times on the draws, It's a horrible story and my brothers father in law was the one to find him...
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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:30 pm

:shock: Wow my heart goes out to the family.
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Re: Hunter dies after being injured by a deer

Unread postby Brandon » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:26 am

I learned my leason along time ago to not fight a wounded deer with a knife...

I would never consider it with a buck, I got whipped by a small doe with only 2 working legs!

Sad story, but make sure you use your common sense in the woods.
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