A Fort Wayne man dies after a scuffle with a deer he shot. Paul Smith was helping with a herd reduction hunt at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Indiana. He was in a treestand and shot a deer. When he got down to field dress and tag the deer, he found the deer was still alive. In a phone call to his son, he said he had a scuffle with the deer, before finally being able to kill it with his knife.
Smith later called park rangers for assistance in transporting the deer to the check station. When the rangers found Smith he was sitting against a tree. They tried to revive him unsuccessfully. After the coroner performed the autopsy they discovered a lacerated liver. There was bruising, and they assume the deer kicked Smith. From Chicago Sun-Times .