Aggressive Mule Deer Gores Two Men After Interrupting a Marathon


It’s hunting season again, and that means you should be on the lookout for any displaced deer running around in your neighborhood.

When the temperatures drop, and bucks have lost all of the velvet on their antlers, it’s like all hell breaks loose in the woods and deer start running amok all over the place. Last year, we saw deer bust through windows of gyms, restaurants and several other businesses.

This deer season is just getting started, and we already have reports of two men being gored by an aggressive buck after it interrupted a marathon in Davenport, Washington.

Here’s what happened according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police:

“Officer Wood received a report from a man who was participating in a marathon in the Porcupine Bay area over the weekend. The subject stated a mule deer buck entered the roadway where the people were running. The buck acted in an aggressive manner and began chasing some of the runners. 

Two men who were manning a water station tried to chase the buck away but it turned and began attacking them. Both men were gored by the buck (one on the hand and the other on the leg). The buck was shot and a local hunter was allowed to tag and take the deer. Both injured people had to seek medical treatment at the Davenport Hospital.” 

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