... he will now.
"Jeremiah reported the animal’s breath smelled like “dead rabbits.""
"Jeremiah told his parents he starting swinging his hunting knife in an attempt to get the animal to leave. He cut it, but not deeply, and the animal knocked him backwards again. Jeremiah hit it in the ribs again and let go of his knife."
That's pretty damn manly. Got a few scratches on his face, a shredded hat and jacket to mark the occasion.
Man, it'd be nice if IL hunters could carry a concealed gun to protect themselves, rather than a hunting knife and a shot to the ribs...