November 3, 2005

One Tough Arkie.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:49 pm

Deer.jpgOK, so you’re home one night, and you hear a bit of a ruckus in one of the bedrooms of the house. You investigate, only to find that a five point whitetail deer crashed through the bedroom window, and, from there, it dashed into another bedroom and began hopping back and forth across the bed.

What do you do?

Well, here’s what Wayne Goldsberry of Bentonville, Arkansas, did. He left the deer alone in the room long enough to tell his wife to call the police. Then, instead of waiting for the police to show up, he returned to the room, empty-handed to kick the deer’s ass!

After about 40 minutes of mano a deero combat, he emerged from the room, somewhat bloodied after having managed to kill the deer with his bare hands by breaking its neck. His next stop was to have the deer butchered and stick the dismembered body in the freezer for future grub.

I have a question and an observation:

The question: Where were the farookin’ cops?

The observation: This must be the only guy in Arkansas without a gun.

Thanks to my buddy Mike from New Jersey.


  1. I think the article says he was at his daughter’s house. The deer rifle might have been elsewhere.

    BTW, since this was his daughter’s house, just how old is Mr. Goldsberry? The article only gives his height and weight. (Anyone who can kill a deer with his bare hands…I’ll call him “Mister” all day long..when I’m not calling him “Sir.”

    Comment by joated — November 3, 2005 @ 9:01 pm

  2. oh yeah, maybe he didn’t want to get blood splattered all over the room.

    Comment by joated — November 3, 2005 @ 9:02 pm

  3. What kind of father doesn’t teach his daughter to shoot and have a gun readily available?

    1) Walmart employee recently transferred from sissy “blue state.”

    2) Daughter isn’t a looker so he never had to worry about shooting young bucks before 😉

    3) Out of ammunition because they were target shooting all afternoon.

    Comment by Dan — November 3, 2005 @ 11:14 pm

  4. According to this at , this happened out by the lake so it would take a little while for the police to get there. Do a Google map of Prairie Creek, AR, and you’ll see what I mean.

    Comment by rita — November 4, 2005 @ 5:29 am

  5. Feh. I have lots of Arkansan relatives. It’s not *sporting* to shoot ’em point blank…

    Comment by John of Argghhh! — November 4, 2005 @ 7:03 am

  6. Um, I meant the deer, not my relatives…

    This english thang can be hard sometimes.

    Comment by John of Argghhh! — November 4, 2005 @ 7:04 am

  7. … John’s right… it’s just bad manners to set off a firearm inside the house…. still, he could have used a knife.. it’s all about the decorum once you get Down South…

    Comment by Eric — November 4, 2005 @ 8:27 am

  8. I’m thinking it was all about the meat. He was just trying to get as much as possible. If he’d have taken a shot, he ran the risk of hitting it in the guts, thus ruining it. Or maybe even ruining the rack, which he can now show off to friends and neighbours…

    Methinks the man is very thrifty…

    Comment by That 1 Guy — November 4, 2005 @ 9:33 am

  9. NOt too far down the road, and now I am wondering, if the deer broke in the house to steal the firearms….deer season approaching you know.

    Comment by armywifetoddlermom — November 4, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

  10. That’s an easy one.

    He KNEW that EVERYBODY can SHOOT a deer, but I can’t think of anyone who killed one bare-handed. He’s the topper to every deer-camp story session he attends for the rest of his life.

    BTW, my brother killed a deer with a hammer. It was hit by a truck and tangled in a barbed wire fence…

    Comment by mostly cajun — November 4, 2005 @ 4:45 pm

  11. Ain’t that the truth, Mostly Cajun. He’ll probably never get invited to another deer camp just for that reason.

    Comment by rita — November 5, 2005 @ 6:57 am

  12. If it were me, I would just jump on the bed with the deer. Of course, the deer would have a .40 bullet in it, and I would be jumping with excitment.

    Comment by Dana — November 5, 2005 @ 9:01 am

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