February 25, 2011
Freeing Locked Bucks With a Handsaw
By Scott Bestul
We’ve posted several galleries and videos featuring locked bucks in this space over the years. This one came across my desk this morning and I watched the clip several times. These encounters always fascinate me, largely because while they all share the similar situation of two nice whitetails locked in a death struggle, they are all somehow unique. Different times of year, bucks of varying sizes, sometimes in odd places. In this video, one buck has been mostly consumed by coyotes, while the other is not only alive, but largely untouched.
And of course, there’s the human factor; how did the people shooting the photos or video respond to the situation? This encounter features its own special solution.