You don’t often hear of a hunter harvesting a pair of locked-up bucks, do you?
We’ve all watched the videos; a pair of locked-up bucks being freed by hunters or game wardens, or, worst-case scenario, being found dead. What you don’t often see is a story about a hunter tagging out on a locked-up buck.
This cool story comes from Minnesota and happened on opening day. The hunter, Curt Lambrecht, spotted a pair of locked-up bucks. Problem was, one was already dead. Here’s what happened, in Lambrechet’s own words, as posted to Facebook:
“I was fortunate enough to shoot the biggest deer of my life on opening day. The crazy thing was that it was dragging a dead buck that was locked in its antlers! I’ve heard of this before but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d see it in real life. I was lucky enough to harvest the live deer and got a tag from the DNR for the second buck. The two deer were so locked together that even with three guys we could not separate them. They will be going on my wall just like they are. It should be an awesome mount! Truly an unbelievable hunt!”
Quite the story and what an experience. And nice to see that the meat from the live deer didn’t go to waste.
Have you ever come across a pair of locked-up bucks? If you had a tag, what would you do?
All photos courtesy of Curt Lambrecht / Facebook