Arkansas Man Dies After Being Attacked By Deer He Shot

Thomas Alexander died after shooting a deer and then it attacked him / via Roller Funeral Homes obit

Thomas Alexander of Yellville, Arkansas died this week after being attacked by a deer he shot while out hunting by himself. State game officials say Alexander shot a buck with a muzzleloader, went to check on it and that’s when the deer got up and attacked Alexander. There were puncture wounds, but it’s not clear if the puncture wounds killed him or if there might’ve been a heart attack.


Officials said 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot a buck with a muzzleloader while hunting near Yellville.

“I don’t know how long he left it there, but he went up to check it to make sure it was dead. And evidently it wasn’t,” Stephens said.

Stephens said that is when the deer attacked. “It got back up, and he had several puncture wounds on his body,” he said.

The agency reported Alexander was by himself but able to call his family, who called emergency responders.

He later passed away at the hospital.

A quick look at Tom’s obit and Facebook shows that it doesn’t appear he was a rookie when it came to being in the outdoors and handling himself in the wilderness. It seems as if this was one of those freak incidents that hunters never think would happen to them.

Here’s a tip from a BC reader on how to handle a deer you’ve shot:

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