Oregon hunter killed by elk he shot with an arrow the night before

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A hunter was killed by a bull elk that he had shot with an arrow the day before: Oregon State Police
A hunter was killed by a bull elk that he had shot with an arrow the day before: Oregon State Police

A hunter from Oregon was gored to death by an elk he wounded with an arrow the night before, police said.

Oregon State Police said Mark David, 66, was archery hunting on private property in the Tillamook area on Saturday when he shot a bull elk.

Mr David was unable to track down the wounded animal before dark and so he planned to return the next morning to find the bull with the landowner.

The 66-year-old hunter, of Hillsboro, managed to find the wounded bull at around 9.15am on Sunday.

"The elk charged David and gored him in the neck with its antlers," said Oregon State Police.

"The landowner attempted to help David but he sustained fatal injuries and died".

Police added that the elk was killed and its meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation.

According to the National Geographic, a male bull elk's can reach up to four feet above it's head so that the animal stands at nine feet tall.

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