We started on our days Journey. We had not gone more than about half a mile Before Presidet Young stoped his team & shot at a wolf with a rifle Barrel pistol & it kicked & struck him in the nose & nearly broke it. The pain struck to his stomach & he fainted away & it took near half an hour to bring him to. It frightened us all.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]