Published Thursday, October 08, 2009 7:55 AM
Exotic deer gores man to death
MOUNTAIN HOME, Texas — A 27-year-old game manager has been gored to death at an exotic game hunting ranch in Central Texas by a rare deer known for its full, sharply pointed rack.
Brandon Buchi, a game manager at the Y.O. Ranch, suffered puncture wounds to the side and thigh last week.
Kerrville County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said Wednesday that the deer, known as a Barasingha, attacked after Buchi removed it from a transport trailer on ranch grounds Oct. 1.
Hierholzer tells the Austin American-Statesman that the deer died from the exertion of the attack.
The Y.O. Ranch, founded in 1880, is located about 100 miles west of Austin.