Archery hunter is gored to death by an enraged ELK

Archery hunter is gored to death by an enraged ELK which charged at him the morning after he shot it with a bow and arrow in Oregon

  • Mark David, 66, hit the elk with a bow and arrow in Tillamook County on Saturday
  • He couldn’t locate the animal before nightfall and returned the following day 
  • The elk charged at David and inflicted fatal injuries to his neck Sunday morning

An archery hunter has been gored to death by an enraged elk 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 had been hunting on private property when he fired at the elk and wounded it on Saturday night. 

 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 

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. 

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 elk was killed and its meat was donated to Tillamook County Jail, according to police. 

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