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  • Thomas Alexander, 66, was left severely injured after being attacked by a deer he shot while hunting. He was found by his nephew, and CNN reported that the hunter was "alert" and even able to call his wife.
  • Alexander was then transported to the hospital, where he later died. There was no autopsy planned after his death, so it is unclear if it was due to the wounds sustained from the deer or from other medical problems, like a heart attack.
  • Keith Stephens, a spokesperson for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told WOFL-TV that hunters are advised to wait at least 30 minutes after shooting game before approaching it.
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An experienced hunter died in Arkansas on Tuesday after he was gored by the antlers of a deer that he thought he had shot and killed.

Thomas Alexander, 66, was left severely injured after being attacked by the wounded deer. He was found by his nephew, and CNN reported that the hunter was "alert" and even able to call his wife.

"He apparently went over to the buck, and it got up and attacked him," Keith Stephens, a spokesperson for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told WOFL-TV.

Alexander was then transported to the hospital, where he later died. There is autopsy planned, so it is unclear if the cause of death was due to the wounds sustained from the deer or from other medical problems, like a heart attack, WOFL-TV reported.

Stephens told WOFL-TV that hunters are advised to wait at least 30 minutes after shooting game before approaching it.

"[Alexander] may have done that, [but] we just don't know," he told the news outlet.

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