A man in Arkansas died after he was attacked by a deer he had shot.

Officials said 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot a buck with a muzzleloader while hunting near Yellville.

When Alexander went to the check on the deer, that is when the deer attacked.

The agency reported Alexander was by himself but able to call his family, who called emergency responders.

He later passed away at the hospital.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said it is unclear whether Alexander died from those puncture wounds, or from another cause, like a heart attack.

The chief of communications said the only other time something like this happened was in Ashley County.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said it’s important for hunters to make sure the deer is not moving for about 30 minutes before approaching it.