An Oregon man was killed by a charging elk while archery hunting on Sunday after the animal charged and gored him in the neck with its antlers, according to authorities. During that time period, the bull elk is considered aggressive and dangerous for people. Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

Last September, two people were injured after an elk violently charged at a woman in Estes Park, Colorado. The elk then repeatedly butted a woman who had been thrown to the ground in the charge. Medics said Mr Bornhoft is lucky to be alive, according to his wife Megan. Your California Privacy Rights Her nonfiction essays have appeared in SOMA Magazine, BARE, Caliber Magazine, Vantage, Diablo Weddings, and Orion Magazine, among others.

Video captured a bull elk knocking over a man at Yellowstone National Park this week. When the elk was discovered, the state police indicate that David attempted to dispatch it with another arrow, but the wounded bull charged the archer and gored him in the neck with its 5x5 rack of antlers. Oregon State Police were assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Fire and Rescue, and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner. The attack ripped Zak Bornhoft’s kidney into three different pieces, according to an article published by CNN.

A Colorado man playing a round of golf Saturday was hospitalized after being attacked by an elk. We were just trying to get away.”, Bornhoft’s wife, Megan, also recounted his ordeal on Facebook, where she said that “after a long night/half day of waiting we are relieved to say that the urologist thinks the kidney will be able to repair itself!”, Megan added: “The trauma team put zak under last night to flush his wound, they were able to clean up until his back muscle, but could not safely go further. You are responsible for your own safety," said the Yellowstone National Park Twitter account. Fox News Flash top headlines for August 30. Her essay "Recovery Season" was anthologized as a Notable Science and Nature Essay of 2015.Michelle enjoys consuming - and writing about - art, music, food, and culture.

He noted that the elk appeared to be heading toward his cows, who were separated from him by the crowd. The boy suffered minor wounds. Park officials said the bear was a female defending its cub.

Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Zak Bornhoft, 41, and his friends were about to complete the Evergreen Golf Course outside of Denver on Saturday when they were met by dozens of elk roaming around the 18-hole course, CNN reported. If the bear is intent on making contact and you have bear spray, aim above the eyes. “There is signage posted around the course to warn golfers to stay away from the elk.”, Megan said her hubby was “in much better spirits now that he got some food in his belly!!”. “We were slowly going forward and he started charging at us and he missed.

The attack was captured on … Mr Bornhorft was rushed back to the golf course clubhouse, where employees called an ambulance.