Robert Rodrigues, 52, sits in pain at his Waimanalo home less than 24 hours after a bull attacked him.
Rodrigues is badly bruised; gash wounds to his head are stapled and stitched.
"They said I separated the bone separated in my hip and my shoulder scrapes all over my back, my arms, my head, and my lip," said Rodrigues.
Rodrigues nephew, John Rodrigues, said the animal stormed through their backyard to the front carport as it was trying to escape from a pack of hunting dogs.
"They had been chasing the bull from the top of the mountain and I guess they were pig hunting," John Rodrigues said. "They came around the house still biting the bull," said John Rodrigues.
John Rodrigues locked his gates to prevent the bull from running onto the highway.
However, before Rodrigues could reach safety the animal charged him.
"Slammed me against the cement block and after he did that, he came after me again. I had him by one horn and I swung at him and hit him in the eye," said Robert Rodrigues.
A Hawaiian Humane Society investigator questioned witnesses and the bull's owner Wednesday at the New Town and Country Stables.
Bud Gibson said the dogs trespassed into his horse corrals before coming across a herd of bulls on his pasture land.
The rancher raised the bull since birth, which he put down Tuesday night.
Gibson is friends with his neighbor and says the incident should never have happened.
"That shouldn't have been back there -- that's conservation land. Besides, we have trails back there where people hike on and the mountain bikers and it's just not a place to be," said Gibson.
A state land spokeswoman said it does not appear there are any legal hunting areas above the ranch.
If a law was broken, the hunter could face a fine. Bud Gibson said his bull was worth $20,000.