Hunter gored by deer treated for puncture wound
GRAND JUNCTION ” A hunter gored by a wounded deer was being treated for a puncture wound, a hospital official said.
Officials have not released the man’s name or any other details of his injuries. Samantha Johnston of Craig Memorial Hospital, where the hunter was first taken, said he was 71 and had a puncture wound.
He was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Officials there said they could not disclose any information, citing privacy laws.
Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton has said the man’s injuries were significant.
He was hurt Sunday about 15 miles south of Craig and 130 miles west of Denver. It wasn’t immediately known if the 71-year-old or a companion had shot the deer, but when he and another hunter approached the animal, it bucked, Hampton said.
“If you’re dealing with an animal that’s not killed, you’re dealing with a wounded animal ” and wounded animals can be extremely dangerous,” Hampton said.
Hampton said his agency was compiling a report on the incident.