A teacher and his student were able to save a nice Kansas buck when they tackled it and removed the dead head and antlers of its rival.
Facebook user Luke Laha and a student from Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kansas were able to corner a buck that had won a fight, but was left with his rival’s head stuck to his own.
In January of 2014 the buck had been seen some two months before it was saved running with the head of another big buck attached to its antlers. It was all that was left of a brawl between the two whitetails.
The two men ran the deer down for over a mile before it fell over and got stuck enough for them to get control of it. Once they did they were able to free the buck from the antlers of an absolutely beautiful 8-point.
As you watch the video you’ll realize that the buck that lives is being sat on by one of the men that saved it.
The poster of the video provided a link to Pratt Community College’s PCC Wildlife Enterprise Management page where more pictures of the two bucks are posted.
Congratulations are in order for these two brave outdoorsmen for this great save! Remember, a live buck with a head full of antlers, even more so with his rival’s antlers, can be an extremely dangerous thing. Call a conservation officer if you happen upon a situation like this and the deer and the people that found it will all walk away better off for it.