On Christmas Eve, a Louisiana hunter was the victim of a rare whitetail buck attack on his East Feliciana Parish property. Bobby Neames, of Clinton, Louisiana, nearly bled to death while being airlifted to Baton Rouge General Hospital after being rammed and gouged while attempting to approach a buck he shot earlier that morning.
The events began when the longtime hunter decided to slip off to his deer stand on the morning of December 24, 2013, with hopes of killing a massive buck that his trail cameras showed was in the area. Upon reaching his stand around 9am, Neames noticed the large buck standing toward the end of his shooting lane in some thick brush. Steadying his rifle for a shot, he pulled the trigger and watched the massive buck run out of sight.
Hearing the animal crash just beyond the shooting lane, Neames waited a moment then proceeded toward the area he’d last seen the buck. “When I got a few yards into the woods, I could see him laying there,” said the hunter. Noticing the buck still breathing with a massive and seemingly lethal bullet wound in his neck, Neames took a couple more steps towards the buck, and that’s when it happened; he charged.
“It happened so fast. I was twenty feet away when he lunged up from a squatted position, and within 1/10 of a second, he’d hit me,” recounted Neames. The heavy buck’s right main beam pierced Neames’ left thigh, entering above his knee and stopping under the skin just below his waist, tossing the shocked hunter onto his back eight feet away. At this point, a ground attack ensued.
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