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Some Brave Men and a Chainsaw Help Rescue a Locked Buck Fighting for Its Life

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These sportsmen acted quickly to help a struggling whitetail attached by the antlers to another dead buck.

Unfortunately, when a pair of bucks lock antlers, it often results in a vice-like hold that simply won't budge. As a result, both lives are often lost in a slow and utterly excruciating death. A lucky few do manage to break free unaided, but it's often because of human intervention that these bucks are given another day to live.

Here's a cool story out of Illinois that took place on November 3, 2017. Jason Atherton, along with Mitch Atherton, Matt Warner and Mike Warner, came across a pair of locked-up bucks in a river. One of the whitetails, a truly impressive buck, had already expired.

Like the true sportsmen they are, they came up with a plan to free the surviving buck.

Watch the video below:

 

It makes you wonder how long this battle lasted, with the smaller buck dragging the dead weight of that bigger brute around.

Awesome job on the rescue, guys!

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Some Brave Men and a Chainsaw Help Rescue a Locked Buck Fighting for Its Life