Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'God Help Me, I'm Going to Die,' Hunter Recalls as Bison Grinds Him into Ground

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'God Help Me, I'm Going to Die,' Hunter Recalls as Bison Grinds Him into Ground

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'I'm going to die,' man recalls as bison attacks

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WHITEHORSE - A hunter has a harrowing tale of survival after nearly becoming the quarry during his first-ever bison hunt in Yukon.

"All I seen was horns," Todd Pilgrim said, describing the moment on Nov. 7 when an injured and enraged bison charged at him as he tracked it through bush north of Whitehorse.

Pilgrim said he shot and wounded the animal just a few minutes earlier, but it escaped into a nearby grove of trees.

He followed the bison but said he had little warning before he was attacked.

"I turned to my left and big horns to the head just took me out," Pilgrim said.

"If he had hit me square-on, a 1,400 pound animal, I would be dead."

Pilgrim, a natural resource officer with the Yukon government, said the blow briefly knocked him out and he awoke to find himself in more trouble. …

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