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.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.