Deer hunter confronted by emotional son and father in viral video
A video has gone viral on social media this week, which shows a deer hunter being confronted by a father and son.
According to The New York Post, the incident allegedly occurred after bowhunter Dominick Lobifaro was confronted by a man from Oakdale and his son.
The duo was apparently unhappy to see him scoping out a state-owned land for game, and can be seen lambasting him on camera.
When a number of other tearful children appeared to taunt the hunter for his sport, Lobifaro defending himself by stating: "I’m sorry that [the kids are] crying - you need to explain to them that it’s part of life. I’m not trying to do anything bad. And I’m going to eat [the deer]. Instead, you let somebody else kill it."
The father called Suffolk County police — then accused Lobifaro of having an 'issue' before verbally abusing him some more. The tense standoff ended only after Lobifaro called the state Department of Environmental Conservation and an officer responded, telling the man and his son that Lobifaro was well within his rights to hunt in the area.
Check out the video of father and son confronting the hunter in the video below:
This isn't the first deer-hunting-related story we've covered this week. According to CNN, a 66-year-old man was found severely injured in the woods in Arkansas on the evening of Tuesday, October 22, after he was killed by a deer that he'd shot and which had played dead, before rearing up to pierce him with its antlers.
When the man's nephew discovered him, he was still alive and lucid enough to attempt to call his wife. Unfortunately, he stopped breathing by the time paramedics arrived at the scene. They were unable to resuscitate him.
Speaking to CNN, Game and Fish Commission spokesman Dale Purdom stated that this is the first time he'd heard of a hunter being killed after approaching a stunned deer since they typically spring up and dash away after playing dead.