Oregon Man Impaled by Elk He Hunted and Killed Just Minutes Earlier

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A man from Oregon was impaled in the middle of nowhere by the elk he had killed just minutes after its last breath.

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Gary Heeter, 69, hunted down and took the life of a mature mull elk in the Maury Mountains of Bend, OR and his big game kill almost killed him back.

While driving up a steep hill dragging the elk’s carcass on a four-wheeler, Heeter’s ride flipped over and he rolled backward, straight onto the antler of the dead animal, KVAL reports.

Source: Crook County Sheriff's Office

Source: Crook County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Seaney said he wasn’t alone though – his hunting party tried halting the bleeding and called 911, then first responders were able to make it to the remote scene via helicopter.

After a lengthy trip carrying the injured man to the helicopter, Heeter made it to a nearby hospital and is now in stable condition.

Spooky is an understatement for how that sharp-horned elk almost took its killer down to join it in the grave.

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