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.
In the winter months, when the tempurature drops well below freezing, it gets harder to stay warm enough to be comfortable. Yes, wool socks are better than cotton but; battery powered heated socks are even better. And yet our feet end up cold at some point anyways. When we are hunting we are usally trying to be as still as possible, for as long as possible. The problem is, when we aren't moving, our blood circulation slows down. We especially lose...