Farmer shoots buck free from deadly struggle
Brothers Darrol and Dennis Underhill of Vining were clearing brush with chainsaws on November 3 when they saw an amazing sight: two big bucks locked together by their antlers, one alive and one dead.
“We were cutting for half an hour or better,” said Darrol. “I went to cut by some cattails and up jumped this buck.”
The live buck was desperately trying to shake loose the dead buck “like a rag,” said Darrol.
“Come here quick,” he yelled to Dennis. The brothers, who are each retired, watched in amazement about 15 feet from the struggle. At one point, the live buck bolted 30 feet with the dead buck still locked to him. He was thrashing and tearing up the grass, trying to get free.
They called the DNR where an official told them they were allowed to shoot the antlers off the dead deer to try to free the live one, they said. The brothers retrieved two guns, the first one with a scope, which proved too blurry at close range, and then a .308 with open sights. read entire story. . . .