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Elk hunter accidentally gored by antler

By McKenzie Romero | Posted - Sep 10th, 2013 @ 8:45am



VERNAL — A Lehi man is recovering after he accidentally gored himself on the antlers of an elk he had just shot.

Bradley Greenwood, 51, was hunting in the Davenport Draw area of Diamond Mountain early Saturday when he took down the large elk. When Greenwood attempted to roll the animal over, an antler penetrated his face, the Uintah County Sheriff's Office reported.

Greenwood managed to call emergency dispatch about 9:11 a.m., reporting that his neck was swelling and it was becoming difficult to breathe.

He was treated at the scene and then flown to Ashley Regional Medical Center. He was later transported to a Salt Lake City hospital for surgery.

McKenzie Romero

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