Hunter Shoots Bull Elk on Saturday, Elk Kills Same Hunter on Sunday

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2016

A Hillsboro man was killed Sunday morning by an elk he had wounded the previous day in Tillamook.

This bull elk charged and gored a man to death Sunday morning in Tillamook. (OSP photo)

The Oregon State Police reported Sunday evening that Mark David was archery hunting on Saturday on private property.  David wounded a bull elk but was unable to locate it before dark.

David and the landowner attempted to find the wounded bull on Sunday morning. At approximately 9:15 a.m., David located the bull and attempted to kill it with his bow.  The elk charged David and gored him in the neck with its antlers.  The landowner attempted to help, but David sustained fatal injuries and died.

The elk was killed and the meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation.

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