As he attempted to shoot a moose, a Colorado hunter was gored by it, resulting in life-threatening injuries.
Deputies received a GPS device call Tuesday afternoon from a hunter indicating he was seriously injured by an animal, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Bow hunting, the hunter shot at the bull moose, but the shot missed, and the animal charged and gored him.
When deputies arrived on the scene, the hunter had hiked more than a mile and was being helped by bystanders. Deputies immediately rendered first aid and applied a tourniquet.
An area hospital airlifted the hunter due to his severe injuries.
It is likely that his life was saved by an emergency GPS device, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The county of Larimer is located in the northernmost part of Colorado, bordering Wyoming.
This year has been particularly deadly with hunters and observers alike with large wild mammals. Two people were killed this year in Yellowstone National Park by Bison they got too close to.
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