November 28, 2012
Pheasant Hunter Separates Locked Bucks by Hand
By Scott Bestul
We’ve shown a lot of folks separating locked buck on this site over the last few years. If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen folks saw antlers apart and shoot them apart. And, of course, you’ve seen and debated lethal method, in which at least one deer is killed by a hunter who assumes he’s doing something legal or has obtained warden permission beforehand.
But I personally have never—until now—seen or heard of anyone separating a pair of locked bucks by hand. I’m not sure how the guy pulls this off without getting maimed in the process, but it’s a pretty fascinating video to watch. As the old warning goes: Folks, don’t try this at home.
Editor's Note: Chad Love recently posted about a similiar incident on the Field Notes blog, though the buck in that situation was locked onto a dead deer.