Trophy Bucks Locked

I got an email the other day of two trophy bucks that got locked up when fighting and I thought I would share them with everyone. I don’t know the source of these photos other than the name on the email but they are some cool pictures. I just hate it when trophy bucks get locked like this and can’t get free. If you like deer hunting as much as I do you don’t want  trophy bucks like these  to die  by being locked together. At least they were able to free the buck that was still alive.

Lucky deer. Another day it would probably been dead.

Trophy Bucks Locked Up

trophy bucks fighting get hung up

During the whitetail rut trophy bucks often fight and get their antlers locked and are often unable to get loose.

On November 6, a relative, Dona Viereck, called to tell us that she was driving to Canton , South Dakota and had seen a buck in the distance with his head down. It wasn’t moving, and although she honked the car horn repeatedly, he wouldn’t raise his head.

She grabbed her binoculars and looked at him, and saw that the buck’s horns were entangled with those of another one, which was dead. So she called us and asked if we wanted an adventure — untangling the animals! Well, we went, pronto!!! I took my camera and we walked right up to them.

They were tangled in an old fence line just east of a golf course, where some railroad tracks had been. The live buck was on the high side, and the dead buck on the slope. The other buck had been dead for 2 or 3 days, we estimated.

locked trophy big bucks

Big Bucks can get their antlers locked so bad that they can’t get apart without someone helping them.

Terry attempted to break a point off the dead buck’s rack with his pliers, but couldn’t. He tried turning the dead buck’s head but the other one just became more frightened and started backing up.

The live buck had the bigger rack – a 5 x 6. The dead buck was bigger bodied and looked to be an older deer. It had more “stickers” on its rack. The now scared buck eventually got out of the fence, and out in the open. Terry pulled an old post out of the fence line and used it to try and pry the racks loose, but it didn’t work.

two bucks hung up from fighting

During the whitetail rut bucks often fight and can get their antlers locked so bad they can’t get free.

We finally decided to go to a friend’s house in order to borrow his chainsaw, but then we thought something quieter would be better, and so got a hacksaw instead. Terry sawed the main beam on the dead buck and then other one was free! The buck didn’t realize this for probably 30 seconds or so. When he did, he started striking the dead buck in the face repeatedly. He finally raised his head a little, and then a little more. He stood there with his head held high looking at both of us and we wondered if he were going to try charging us too! Then he turned and ran off rather wobbly. He went a short distance, lay down briefly, and then got up and took off in the direction of the Big Sioux River .
-Terry and Sherry Bolding

At least they were able to finally free the big buck and he will live to see another day. I hate it when whitetails get locked together when fighting and they end up dying. Great job Terry and Sherry!

 

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3 Responses to Trophy Bucks Locked

  1. Cory Glauner says:

    It seems you see a few of these every year make the rounds. Sure is cool to see the pictures, but it’s a shame when a good buck dies.

  2. admin says:

    I agree Cory, sure hate to see a big buck die like that. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. RICK says:

    MY HAT IS OFF TO THE GUY THAT WAS THERE.DAM HATE TO SEE THAT BUT IT DOES HAPPEN. I HAVE A PICTURE OF TO THAT A FRIEND OF MINE FOUND LAST YEAR ONE WAS DROWEND AND ONE WAS SO CLOSE ALL HE COULD DO WAS PUT IT DOWN.

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