Hunter Killed by Elk In Tillamook County

A Hillsboro man has been killed by the elk he was attempting to kill.

According to Oregon State Police, on Saturday, August 29, 2020 Mark David, age 66, was archery hunting on private property in the area of Trask Road E in Tillamook, OR.  David wounded a 5X5 bull elk but was unable to locate it before dark.

David and the landowner attempted to find the wounded bull on the morning of Sunday, August 30, 2020 at approximately 9:15 A.M., David located the bull and attempted to kill it with his bow.  The elk charged David and gored him in the neck with its antlers.  The landowner attempted to help David but he sustained fatal injuries and died.

The elk was killed and the meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation.

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