by MPD
Categories: Animals, Film/TV
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While running on the treadmill this morning, I happened upon today’s episode of The View and heard Whoopi Goldberg introducing a HYSTERICAL story that I thought all you wonderful Ecorazzi readers would just LOOOOVVVEEE to hear! 

Earlier this week, hunter Randy Goodman was out deer shootin'(what the Sarah Palin?) and fired two shots, killing a 240-pound buck…or so he thought! However, seconds later the revenge-seeking deer came back to life, knocked Goodman down and attacked him with his antlers in what the veteran hunter called “15 seconds of hell.” The deer ran a short distance and died, after Goodman fired two more shots.

Soon Goodman started feeling dizzy and noticed his vest was soaked in blood. So he reached his truck and drove to a hospital, where he received seven staples in his scalp and was treated for a slight concussion and bruises.

Now here at the Razz we never condone violence…but in this case we kinda condone violence. I mean come on, the deer died not the hunter, and I think it’s hysterical that Mr. Buck got in a few last seconds of whoop ass time. To quote Whoopi, “You know that man will never shoot anything again!” Hallelujah!

  • Emily

    You know what that almost was? Darwinism. If hunter-dude hadn’t figured out he was bleeding from the head, or had actually been knocked out by the buck it would clearly have been a case of Survival of the fittest.

    As it was, unfortunately, it was Survival of the Armed and Not So Bright.

  • Missy, The Groovy Vegetarian

    Damn, i was rooting for the deer. Sorry it turned out the way it did. (for the deer, not the hunter)

    Good story.

  • erin

    of course i feel sorry for the deer and don’t feel sorry for that man… but just somehow the whole story saddened me… it didn’t even make me cheery to hear what happened to the stupid hunter…

    i wish the deer would have gotten away alive. he died in pain and i feel for him……..

  • Brandi

    Judging from the picture I just found via google, I am sure Mr Goodman was not hunting to use ALL parts of the deer, or for anything more than sport. While I never love the idea of killing any animal, I can less-hate those who hunt and USE what they kill, but I full-hate those who kill for sport. That guys looks like a tool. Poor deer. One article says..”He thought he had two WELL PLACED shots”.. Ah.. yes.. anything that harms a living being, is indeed “well placed”.

    Argh. Hate, pain, misery, mmmm, mmm good! Don’t you love it?

  • VeggieTart

    Unfortunately, in this story, the wrong one survived. Goodman deserved more than just 15 seconds of hell. The deer attacked him in self defense.

  • steph

    I am also sorry to hear that the deer didn’t make it, but good for him for getting his own shots in.

    I agree, I dislike all hunting but sport hunting is a totally unforgivable sh*t thing.

    I am only sad to hear hunting accident stories when an innocent (aside from the obvious innocent animal) are harmed.

    A few weeks ago a woman on a camping ground or something was shot by a hunter who was apparently ignoring the rules of distance.

    And one of the most disturbing twists on a hunting accident was when a man shot and killed his son (who was WAY TO YOUNG to be out hunting IMO) thinking he was game cause the boy didn’t listen to his dad when he told him to “stay here”

  • Rachelle

    I recall a story a few years ago where a man was beating his wife’s dog with the butt of his rifle when the rifle accidentally went off and killed him. The dog survived his injuries and the police knew what happened cuz the man was on the phone with his wife (who was at work at the time) telling her he was beating her dog and intended to kill it while she was listening. She was pleading with him not to kill her dog when the rifle went off. I’m sure she was horrified believing it was her dog who was shot instead of her abusive hubby. I would bet money she was relieved at the outcome once she was notified by the cops she had sent to her home that it was her HUBBY who was shot. I was happy the dog survived and my only immediate thought was “poetic justice.” I’m sure I smiled as well (not cuz the man died, but cuz the dog survived). Score one for the animals. I wish the deer in this case had survived…if only long enough to inflict even MORE pain and injuries on that a–hole. “Fifteen seconds of hell” wasn’t long enough. I don’t agree with Whoopi…I think this jerk will continue to hunt deer and anything else he can aim at…Only now he has a story to tell about how he survived his “deer adventure.” He may well even “write” a book ala “Joe the Plumber.”

  • Solar John

    These comments are disturbing. Are deer hunters evil? If so, then those of us who eat meat and poultry are also evil I guess. And I guess we should stop fishing for the same reason. And while we’re at it shouldn’t we stop eating plants? After all, they’re living things too. But clearly, the man who beat the dog DID get what he deserved.

  • erin


    thank you for that uplifting story (yep i liked it better than the deer ending ;-)

    solar john- the problem is most of these hunters aren’t like the much respected American Indians who hunted for food and warmth – using every part of the animal and burying any organs or unusable parts out of respect with a ceremony. I hate to stereotype but MOST hunters are Dick Cheney types with too much testosterone. Did we not see TWO children die at the hands of their dads this past year (I am sure some of you remember) because they were mistaken for deers!?

    John, I do agree that eating meat from a factory farm is just as bad… I don’t…

    And as for plants? I think that’s a little different John ;) If you eat a root (carrot) or grow say Spinach and pick it I don’t think it suffers and feels pain. If I’m wrong on that please correct me. Please John – point me in the direction of the emotional pain feeling plants or nuts or fruits. I would love to know about it!


  • philip

    Hunters are not always evil. They are mainly very insecure cowards who can only feel better about themselves when they can hurt/kill someone else.
    The problem is that it becomes adictive and they must keep on killing to feel better. Kind of like a serial killer. Hence the name serial.
    In fact, no one needs to kill to eat today so the whole survival hunting thing went out of style really with the last ice age. In fact no one even needs to eat animals to live a happy healthy life.
    Hunt each other and leave the animals alone. Eat each other and leave the animals alone…also.
    Go vegan!!

  • Kyle

    I’m not one to post Fox News BS but I thought this was worth sharing for the sake of the argument.

    The man in the video is Randy Goodman who was “attacked” by the deer. He’s sitting behind the mounted antlers of his so-called prize. This man is obviously an unintelligent, non-feeling person with complete disregard for living creatures.

    I also hate how Fox News glorifies this insignificant man with pictures of his kill. I know Fox caters to the right-wing crowd, but seriously….

    Solar John…hunting is no longer necessary for survival for us in the spoiled West. Therefore one could say that hunting is morally reprehensible. Tradition does not make something right or justified. And no I don’t eat any animal product whatsoever…and I’m sure many others here don’t as well. And please stop using the plant argument. If you would read up on the subject you would see that more plants are fed to “livestock” than to humans. And vegan diets require much less plants because we eat them directly and not funnel them through animals to produce meat or milk. Trying to justify your own contribution to killing animals by saying that plant eaters are doing the same thing is pathetic and, honestly, not even an argument a reasonable meat-eater would take on.

  • Horace

    I am saddened to see these comments–it is in fact illegal to kill deer and let the meat go to waste. None of you have provided proof that Mr. Goodman was killing for sport yet have judged him guilty anyway, based at most on a photograph of the man. Shame on you. Most hunters hunt for meat, not for blood lust or out of cowardice. It’s the holidays, people. Let’s try to be a little understanding and respectful of each other.

  • Solar John

    To those who’ve taken the time to ansewer my question “Are deer hunters evil” – thank you. I know several people who do hunt, and I would say that many of them are indeed insecure cowards. I know others who hunt, it seems, in order to feed their families. However, I understand that by the time you pay for the gun, equipment, license, and pay a fee for having the meat processed, you might as well buy fresh meet from the grocery store. One more thing…. There seems to be an overpopulation of dear where I live. There are many accidents involving deer. People are injured and killed, and property is damaged. And, of course, they damage crops. Hunting is allowed, and perhaps even encouraged where I live, in an effort to control the deer population.

  • GreenHunter

    Are deer hunters evil? To answer that question one must ask are wolves, bears, bobcats, wild dogs, puma (mountain lions), and alligators evil. The aforementioned fauna also hunt deer in one manner or another.
    I mean no offense to anyone, however some of the comments I have read express anthropomorphism at its best, the result I opine of watching too many Disney movies. Deer do not feel pain as we do, nor do they respond in self defense per se. They will fight if cornered as will any animal. When defending their harem from other males during the rutting season they are simply acting upon instinct and not of of any perceivable self defense mechanism.
    Additionally, myself and those I hunt/associate with are in no wise insecure cowards. I may ascribe that title to poachers and lawbreakers, but not toward most hunters.
    Aside from the few that trophy hunt, most hunters who BTW are also serious conservationists, enjoy hunting season to get out in the woods and away from the rat race for some peace of mind. The deer harvested during a hunting season are generally going to die anyway (average life expectancy of Odocoileus virginianus can be up to 15 years in captivity, but in the wild it is 2 years for males and 3 years for females). I judge the success of my hunts by the quality of my time spent in the woods, not by the number of deer I kill.
    In response to the cost involved to hunt, I can think of many other sports activities that can cost as much or more…skiing anyone? On the surface it appears to make good sense to invest the money spent on hunting in meat from the supermarket. It is my opinion that the meat I consume from hunting is much better nutritionally than feed lot beef full of BGH.
    Lastly I have quite a few close friends who are vegetarians, several of which are vegan to the point of wearing no leather products. When they come over, my wife will prepare a vegan portion of the meal so we can enjoy each other’s company at dinner. We may disagree about eating meat or the philosophy of hunting, but we don’t argue about it or call each other names.
    I apologize for the length of my comment.

  • GreenHunter

    BTW, the moniker GreenHunter is not necessarily an oxymoron :-).

  • jerry

    Greenhunter made some very valid points that I won’t repeat. But I do want to say how disgusted I am by how most commenters are celebrating the fact that a person has been injured. That is just sick! I don’t care what your lifestyles or ideologies are, being happy because someone else was injured doing soemthing you don’t like, for whatever misguided and ill informed reasons, is repugnant.

  • alabamahunter

    Let me start by saying this; if you are going to attack hunters for being insecure cowards with to much testosterone and no intelligence, you may want to use spell check first. It would help keep you from looking like a complete idiot (especially when you can not even spell deer correctly).

    It is in fact, quite intriguing to hear some opinion from the other side of the fence, being a southerner and hunter myself. I find it odd though that many of you actually elevate the life of an animal to or even above that of a human life. The fact of the matter is most of you have become so far removed from nature that you really have no clue what nature is like. The only nature you have ever known is what has been portrayed to you since childhood. You know what I’m talking about, Disney movies and others that show animated animals living in harmony. I’m sorry to rain on your parade, but in real life animals are in a constant struggle to survive. They don’t have time to think, they only react. We as conscious beings find it difficult to imagine not having the capacity to carry on complex thoughts as we do.

    Hunting has also been portrayed as an easy sport. Or something that takes no real effort. Just this past Saturday I sat for 11 hours straight without seeing anything other than squirrels and birds. And you know what? I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. I watched a pileated woodpecker, and a couple of yellow hammers and a flock of hens (female wild turkeys). We hunt on 400 acres of land that we own. This past summer I spent countless hours planting green fields, plowing, and bush hogging to help the wild life. It doesn’t just help improve the habitat for deer, but for everything. I don’t feel the urge to go out and kill a deer just for the sake of killing a deer.

    I don’t feel the need to further explain myself and continue trying to justify something most of you have no clue about. Trying to explain hunting to a non-hunter is about the equivalent of trying to explain Theoretical Physics to an eight-year-old.

    Hunting makes one realize how fragile life is, and what a blessing it is just to be alive. So before you go jumping to conclusions about a group of people you know absolutely nothing about, remember to stop for a second and ask yourself if you really have an intelligent reply about the subject matter or if you are only repeating what you have heard regurgitated time and time again by the media and others around you. My advice to you all would be to spend a little time in the woods reading some Henry David Thoreau or Hemingway, and remember to always use spell check!

    • Rod Mann

      That triggered a memory I have of my ex-boss.

      He recounted how he spent the entire day in a deer stand without seeing any sign of his prey for the day. In fact, the only thing he saw was a squirrel at the end of the day.

      To vent his frustrations, he blasted the squirrel. He described how the squirrel became a red mist.

      I suppose you will say better to vent his anger out on the squirrel than his wife.

  • Mc. Squizzy

    Excuse my but all of you don’t know what ur talking about! we aren’t indians so we don’t use the bones and tendions of the deer. We eat it and use the skin and live and heart. Hunters keep tradition alive here and it also brings people together. Sport hunting and hunting are the same thing. All hunters abide the laws and use what they can from the game animal. If they don’t, they are poachers. NOT HUNTERS! We hunters absolutely despise poachers.

  • JD

    You libs are really off your rocker! To think you support death to a human being over an animal. Wonder why the country is goin’ in the toilet? Your the ones at the bottom of the bowl!

  • Eric

    Its only too bad the deer had to die and not the huntard.

  • Solar John

    Copied from another site.

    Names have been removed to protect the stupid!

    Actual letter from someone who farms and writes well!

    I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

    The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog-tie it and transport it home.

    I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it.

    After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up — 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope.

    The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation.

    I took a step towards it…it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education.

    The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

    That deer EXPLODED.

    The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt in that weight range. I could fight down with a rope and

    with some dignity. A deer– no chance.

    That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined.

    The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.

    I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.

    Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer’s momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn’t want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder – a little trap I had set before hand…kind of like a squeeze chute.

    I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

    Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.

    Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head–almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.

    The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective.

    It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds.

    I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

    Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal — like a horse –strikes at you with their hooves and you can’t get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

    This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

    Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

    I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.

    So…………………. now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope…….. to sort of even the odds.

  • Dr. Ralph

    So is everyone rooting for the deer a vegetarian? If not maybe you should visit a slaughterhouse some day and watch the people who kill for you… I don’t hear anyone suggesting that those who have eaten a Big Mac be trampled by cattle. Why not?

  • Dr. Ralph

    By the way your “deer” picture is an elk.

  • Tyme

    Years ago, I cut out and saved a newspaper clipping. It was about a hunter who had hunted a wild turkey. He put the dead bird in his automobile trunk, along with his rifle, then proceded home.

    A muscular contraction (?) from the dying bird caused him to hit the trigger of the gun, firing it from the trunk into the car cabin and shooting the hunter.

  • alabamahunter

    Tyme, no one hunts turkey with a rifle. Not only is it illegal, but also impractical.

  • GreenHunter

    What’s a huntard?