This happened just a couple miles from me, and what I heard was that someone saw what they thought was blood on the elk's antlers. It was a neighbor that called the sheriff and reported it as an attack/goring by the elk.
Maybe when the elk went to check out the guy, it looked like it was attacking him, I don't know... very strange... It shouldn't have been released to the media until they knew for sure what happened.
I currently hold a predation elk tag. Elk are damaging some farm property, so IFG has issued some predation hunt tags. Even on a predation hunt - the elk critters around here are still so elusive that the thought of an elk coming up and nudging a human being seems bizarre.
Latest reports indicate the man had heart trouble and it was a heart attack that killed him and not the elk. Possibility that a charge by the elk scared him into the heart attack, but at least the "official" cause of death is being listed as heart failure.
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...