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Mark Christianson is still black and blue nearly a week after he was attacked by an eight point whitetail buck in his driveway at his rural Fertile, Minn. farm. Herla dphoto by Eric Hylden.

Buck illegally penned for half a year before attacking farmer

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FERTILE, Minn. - "Billy," the Fertile Journal reports, "was a bad buck."

But he wasn't born that way. He apparently went bad when he was wrongfully incarcerated.

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The combative whitetail deer that stalked and brazenly attacked a Fertile area farmer in early August was an "escapee" from a pen on a nearby farm, where it had been held illegally the previous seven months, the Journal reported this week, citing information from another weekly newspaper, the Norman County Index.

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