PRESTON, Idaho — An Idaho wildlife officer shot an aggressive mule deer buck that threatened a man and two children last week in southeastern Idaho and was suspected of attacking two others in the same area last fall.
David Priestley of Franklin told Idaho Fish and Game officials that he was hunting marmots with his son and his nephew, both 9, on April 7 when the buck began circling them, stomping and raking its head.
Priestley called Fish and Game Officer Korey Owens, who shot the animal.
Owens said the age, size and location of the buck were consistent with the deer that attacked Sue Panter last fall, causing puncture wounds, scratches and bruises. Panter’s rescuer, Michael Vaughan, was gored in the legs.
The buck’s head and neck were taken to the state’s Wildlife Health Laboratory in Caldwell for testing.
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