Deer hunters rescue bucks tangled by their antlers
8:24 PM, Jan 25, 2011
10:59 PM, Jan 25, 2011
HUGHESVILLE, Missouri - A group of deer hunters helped free two bucks that were locked
together by their antlers.
On Jan. 20, the two bucks locked together with their antlers
were spotted on Alan Meyer’s farm, which is about 12 miles
north of Sedalia in the Hughesville area. The bucks apparently
became entangled during a fight.
The next day, Meyer, 54, gathered family and friends to track
the two bucks in the snow. He didn’t want the deer to
According to Bill Graham with the Missouri Department of
Conservation, Meyer and his deer hunting party found the 8 and
10-point bucks, but the deer ran away.
Meyer said the deer crashed into a few fences and fell down a
few times, but his group was able to grab the bucks’ rear
legs and saw off a part of one of the buck’s antlers. It was
enough to free the bucks.
Meyer said there was a time or two when his group thought they
might have to kill the deer to end their suffering.