Hunting and Fishing News
Wounded deer apparently kills Indiana hunter
ALBION, Ind. -- A northeastern Indiana hunter has died after struggling with a buck he had just shot. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 62-year-old Paul Smith of Fort Wayne died Monday during a deer reduction hunt at Chain O'Lakes State Park about 20 miles northwest of the city. It says the Noble County coroner says the death was due to a lacerated liver, possibly suffered during the struggle. Conservation Officer Erick Bolt says Smith called his son and left a message saying he had shot a buck. When the son called back, Smith told him the deer -- still alive -- attacked Smith before the hunter killed it with a knife. A park employee who went to retrieve the buck found Smith sitting against a tree and could not revive him.