One thing this farmer did not experience: bucks (male deer) will charge at you with their antlers, and have killed people this way.
My uncle was hunting during muzzleloader season and had this happen. He fired and missed. Next thing he knew, the fairly large buck was barreling toward him, antlers first. My uncle took a baseball swing with the gun and struck the deer, cracking the stock. Luckily, it ran off after being hit.