Posted on Tue, Jan. 04, 2005
The Jennings County man’s leg was injured.
From The Associated Press
NORTH VERNON — A 69-year-old hunter who was gored by a deer two
months ago has returned to the woods even as he continues to recover
from his wounds.
Jim Mick said he still has a scar on his leg, which remains stiff
and weak, mainly from inactivity.
“I normally don’t do that; I like to be outdoors,” he said.
He was attacked Nov. 8 while hunting alone in rural Decatur County
in southeastern Indiana. He estimated that the deer weighed 150 pounds.
About 90 percent of his strength has returned, he said, and he has
hunted a few times in Jennings County since his confrontation with
the buck. “But I wasn’t successful — other than getting out of the
woods without getting attacked,” he said, laughing.
He said he will return to the Decatur County area in which he was
attacked, but he doubted he would recognize his opponent if they
ever crossed paths again.
“No hard feelings. I just hope it feels the same way,” he said.
Mick said he occasionally gets comments about the attack from other
hunters, but most are just good-natured kidding. However, he also
received disapproving letters from two hunting opponents. One advised
Mick to leave the deer alone and shoot and eat his dog instead.
“They have a right to their opinion,” he said. “They don’t agree
with me, and I don’t necessarily agree with them.”
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