Everett Gray had walked into the woods near his New Hampshire home with a 257 Roberts rifle for an impromptu deer hunt–that quickly turned ugly.
As he leaned in close, the injured white-tail lunged, pierced Gray’s abdomen with an antler point and raised its head, lifting the Cornish hunter off the ground.
Gray quickly found himself on his back on the forest floor with the deer looming over him, ramming its head into his stomach and using its powerful hind legs to push him down a slope.
He felt the animal’s antler inside him, puncturing his rib cage. Gray grabbed the buck’s rack with both hands and tried to remove the dagger from his side while the animal violently swung its neck.
“I thought it was going to kill me,” Gray, 57, said. “I can feel him just going into my guts, and he’s grinding his head down and I can’t get him out, I can’t get away. Yea, I was scared.”