A Louisiana hunter landed in the hospital for two days and walks with a limp after going “mano e zoccolo” with a wounded whitetail buck.
With years of experience under his belt, nothing could have prepared Chad Hebert of Beauregard Parish for his close brush with death on Sunday when he fought – unarmed – a deer while hunting with his young sons.
“It was the scariest situation I’ve ever been in,” Hebert said. “I just thought my life is over. This monster is just going to maul the mess out of me.”
It all happened after Hebert’s son, 13-year-old Gavin, shot a 10-point deer. After tracking the deer, Hebert happened upon a thicket where he obviously wasn’t alone.
“He just hopped up and charged me. His antler stuck just below my knee,” Hebert said. “As I was scooting back, I just held its antlers trying to break its neck.”