Oh Deer! Gun taken by deer in Český Krumlov hunting incident

The weapon has yet to be recovered after the rifle got caught on its antlers.

Tom Lane

Written by Tom Lane Published on 25.11.2020 10:02:00 (updated on 25.11.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

A hunter has lost his rifle after a deer took it and ran off in a forest in Český Krumlov.

Hunts regularly take place in the Horní Planá forest, but according to iDnes, this one went terribly wrong after the deer was startled by a dog and ripped the sleeve of the hunter's jacket, before making off with the gun.

South Bohemian police spokesman Jiří Matzner said:

"The rifle got hung up, fortunately without ammunition and magazine, on the deer's antlers - and he ran off with it."

The hunter’s colleague saw the deer with the weapon around a kilometer from where the incident happened, but later, when they searched the forest it couldn’t be found.

Matzner added:

"If anyone finds a weapon, they are obliged to hand it over to the nearest police department. Or report the finding on 158."

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