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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.

Minnesota man pummeled by deer, but rifle ends hoof-fight

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FERTILE, Minn. -- The way Mark Christianson tells it, in his lilting Old Country accent, the deer started the fight.

"I was going out to finish spraying the soybeans," he said. "I stepped out a side door, and we saw each other, and he started coming closer.

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