Deer disarms hunter
Steve Hutchinson sent in a crazy deer hunting tale from 62 years ago, involving his father, Edwin Hutchinson. The story was carried by Associated Press. Here's the version that appeared in The Washington Post on December 15, 1945:
Deer Fells Hunter, Runs Off With
Gun In West Virginia
This is the story about a deer that ran away with the hunter's gun. A. B. Knight and a companion, Wade Satterfield of Fairmont, W.Va., accompanied by Guide Edwin Hutchinson, went hunting near Berkeley Springs, W.Va., just over the Maryland line.
Knight said he and Satterfield fired at a 200-pound buck, which fell, then got up and ran with the men in hot pursuit. When they reached the wounded buck, it charged and Satterfield was pinned to the ground by the animal's antlers, which became entangled in the gun strap.
The buck again ran off, taking the gun. Later the men found the deer dead, with the gun still in its antlers.