It appears that the man had shot a deer, and made plans with his nephew to field dress the deer’s body together. At some point, he approached the animal without his nephew and that’s when things went haywire. The deer was obviously not dead and attacked the hunter when he got close.
By the time his nephew found him, the hunter was alert and talking and was even able to call his wife. However, he stopped breathing by the time paramedics could get him to the hospital. Officials at the hospital say that he may have died from other medical issues such as a heart attack but no autopsy will be performed.
Injuries resulting from wounded deer are not uncommon and officials say that you should always approach wounded deer with extreme caution.