Hunter Dies Following Altercation With Deer He Shot

November 17, 2011 Updated Nov 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM EDT

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Hunter Dies Following Altercation With Deer He Shot

November 17, 2011 Updated Nov 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a 62-year-old male hunter died on Monday from a lacerated liver believed to be suffered during an altercation with a deer he had shot.

The man was participating in a deer reduction hunt, according to the news release. According to the news release the man told his son that when he went to field dress and tag the deer, it was still alive and that he scuffled with the deer before killing it.

The man later requested assistance in transporting the deer, and when a park employee went to assist, found the man unconscious, according to the DNR release.

Read the Indiana DNR news release HERE.