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Wisconsin Hunter Tags Locked Bucks in Illinois

Wisconsin Hunter Tags Locked Bucks in Illinois

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Neat story. Nature is so awesome.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

there have been alot of stories like this year on here and it really is amazing each time to see it happen. It really is a testment to mangement and the ferocity of the rut. It also puts in perspective why it is so amazing to shoot a big buck. great story and good team work.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great story, but it makes you wonder how many huge bucks die each year because they became locked together.

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from joelr271 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Very cool. Amazing story.

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from BuckSlayer93 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

That is pretty cool, yah you harley even see bucks fighting, but locked up... Nice

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Yeehaah! Testosterone.

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from Cogitozoom wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is cool. Though I feel saddend for the buck that died fighting, it's nature's course. I think we can chaulk up the many more sighting's and stories recently, to better conservation efforts and more people joining the sport. Which is great news!

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from petethepirate wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I have heard of this several times in the past twenty or so years. It probably happens more often than most hunters would think. Usually what happens is the coyotes find the deer and take advantage of the situation like any predator would. This exact thing happened in Northern S.D. a couple years back on a friends farm I used to hunt. His brother found the two carcass's when he was choping late corn, both were eaten right up to the head. I think Cabela's purchased these heads and they are now in the Mitchell store.

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from jeffisutherland wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. I just took up deer hunting this year after reading about it in Field & Stream for the past 5 years, and I hope that one day I'll be able to see something like this. Congratulations to Chuck.

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from madravenbear wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is so typical of "ethical" hunting - to shoot, instead of help, a trapped animal who cannot get away and is locked into an unfortunate situation. It is like shooting a trapped animal for fun. Wierd - all of you are afraid of dying - so you take on defenseless animals with your high tech weapons and pathetic egoes to prove what? That you can shoot someone who cannot defend themselves? Wow - how extremely cowardly.

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from 2004Chevy wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

madravenbear,

Maybe if you would actually read the story we could all actually consider your comment as intellectual.

A deer is not a person, so do not refer to this a shooting "someone". One deer was already dead and the other had injuries, if you would educate yourself a bit more before writing, maybe you could actually enlighten your obviously narrow mind.

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from ethan_3 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

my dads friend found to big deer locked together when he was fishing, the one dragged the other ina lake, where they both drowned, called the game warden got two state tags and brought them home where it took 5 grown men to pull them apart, about a 140 class 8 pointer and idk about the 16 pointer, i will post a pic of the heads

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from bassman1 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I'm not a hunter but I did notice what Chuck Baker said in that last sentence."It would have been nice if we could have freed them and hunted both bucks next year."A true sportsman comes to mind ,I believe he wanted to give both a fighting chance.
Deer should be hunted their are so many that people get hurt everyday from accidents caused by deer.My wife's doctors wife was killed while driving her kids to school one morning.Deer right thru the windshield.

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from TeenageHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Amazing! This is so cool!

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from mrbasskiller wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I Think this guy is so lucky because that is definetly a once-in-a-lifetime moment. deer are just so cool!

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from ronad6 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

This is amazing. Nature is so powerful.

The same thing happened here in Southwest, VA in an adjoining county a couple of years ago. The game warden had the same advice for the hunter. He too had the pair mounted together.

As for madravenbear, why are you even on this site. My guess would be to stir up emotions and anger like you have.

Those of us that truly love hunting and the challenge it brings are about more than a rack. We look forward to the time with family, friends and the outdoors. We love nature and that is why we go out every year.

There is nothing to be judged by you or anyone else, simply different strokes for different folks.

As Montgomery Gentry said in a song they had a few years ago...."You do your thing, I'll do mine!"

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from TinEagle wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

madravenbear,

Are you kidding or just lost? Hey bub, Bambi wasn't real, it was animated. Little rabbits don't talk in cute voices either.

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from photo nut wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Hunting was bad ... 3 or 4 hunters came across a nice buck that had jumped a 3 wire barbed wire fence and his hind legs didn't make it and his hocks hit the second wire and it "snared" him. We all looked at each other with our rifles in hand. Of course we set him free and watched him run off!! It wasn't fair chase to do anything else.

Good for Chuck Baker! He did the right thing. Sorry about madravenbear's lame comment. Unfortunately, this person does not understand the danger of releasing the buck in such a situation! Only a real hunter can have the wisdom to do the right thing and call a game officer. Good call byh the warden also!

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from RRassendyll wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Ah. Reasoned discourse. photo nut and nycflyangler place this story in perspective. The note anent calling the warden is particularly apt. Two hunters consult, face a dilemma, seek further consultation, then reach a good decision. Practically a textbook case of right thinking.

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from fisherwoman wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Sounds like this guy did all the right things. Unlike those quys in South Carolina who bait declawed toothless bears for fun...and they call themselves hunters? Can you real hunters embarrass them out of this?

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

there have been alot of stories like this year on here and it really is amazing each time to see it happen. It really is a testment to mangement and the ferocity of the rut. It also puts in perspective why it is so amazing to shoot a big buck. great story and good team work.

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Neat story. Nature is so awesome.

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from jeffisutherland wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. I just took up deer hunting this year after reading about it in Field & Stream for the past 5 years, and I hope that one day I'll be able to see something like this. Congratulations to Chuck.

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from 2004Chevy wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

madravenbear,

Maybe if you would actually read the story we could all actually consider your comment as intellectual.

A deer is not a person, so do not refer to this a shooting "someone". One deer was already dead and the other had injuries, if you would educate yourself a bit more before writing, maybe you could actually enlighten your obviously narrow mind.

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from bassman1 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I'm not a hunter but I did notice what Chuck Baker said in that last sentence."It would have been nice if we could have freed them and hunted both bucks next year."A true sportsman comes to mind ,I believe he wanted to give both a fighting chance.
Deer should be hunted their are so many that people get hurt everyday from accidents caused by deer.My wife's doctors wife was killed while driving her kids to school one morning.Deer right thru the windshield.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great story, but it makes you wonder how many huge bucks die each year because they became locked together.

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from ethan_3 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

my dads friend found to big deer locked together when he was fishing, the one dragged the other ina lake, where they both drowned, called the game warden got two state tags and brought them home where it took 5 grown men to pull them apart, about a 140 class 8 pointer and idk about the 16 pointer, i will post a pic of the heads

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from TeenageHunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Amazing! This is so cool!

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from mrbasskiller wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I Think this guy is so lucky because that is definetly a once-in-a-lifetime moment. deer are just so cool!

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from photo nut wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Hunting was bad ... 3 or 4 hunters came across a nice buck that had jumped a 3 wire barbed wire fence and his hind legs didn't make it and his hocks hit the second wire and it "snared" him. We all looked at each other with our rifles in hand. Of course we set him free and watched him run off!! It wasn't fair chase to do anything else.

Good for Chuck Baker! He did the right thing. Sorry about madravenbear's lame comment. Unfortunately, this person does not understand the danger of releasing the buck in such a situation! Only a real hunter can have the wisdom to do the right thing and call a game officer. Good call byh the warden also!

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from joelr271 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Very cool. Amazing story.

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from BuckSlayer93 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

That is pretty cool, yah you harley even see bucks fighting, but locked up... Nice

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from Cogitozoom wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is cool. Though I feel saddend for the buck that died fighting, it's nature's course. I think we can chaulk up the many more sighting's and stories recently, to better conservation efforts and more people joining the sport. Which is great news!

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from petethepirate wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I have heard of this several times in the past twenty or so years. It probably happens more often than most hunters would think. Usually what happens is the coyotes find the deer and take advantage of the situation like any predator would. This exact thing happened in Northern S.D. a couple years back on a friends farm I used to hunt. His brother found the two carcass's when he was choping late corn, both were eaten right up to the head. I think Cabela's purchased these heads and they are now in the Mitchell store.

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from ronad6 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

This is amazing. Nature is so powerful.

The same thing happened here in Southwest, VA in an adjoining county a couple of years ago. The game warden had the same advice for the hunter. He too had the pair mounted together.

As for madravenbear, why are you even on this site. My guess would be to stir up emotions and anger like you have.

Those of us that truly love hunting and the challenge it brings are about more than a rack. We look forward to the time with family, friends and the outdoors. We love nature and that is why we go out every year.

There is nothing to be judged by you or anyone else, simply different strokes for different folks.

As Montgomery Gentry said in a song they had a few years ago...."You do your thing, I'll do mine!"

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from RRassendyll wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Ah. Reasoned discourse. photo nut and nycflyangler place this story in perspective. The note anent calling the warden is particularly apt. Two hunters consult, face a dilemma, seek further consultation, then reach a good decision. Practically a textbook case of right thinking.

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from fisherwoman wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Sounds like this guy did all the right things. Unlike those quys in South Carolina who bait declawed toothless bears for fun...and they call themselves hunters? Can you real hunters embarrass them out of this?

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Yeehaah! Testosterone.

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from TinEagle wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

madravenbear,

Are you kidding or just lost? Hey bub, Bambi wasn't real, it was animated. Little rabbits don't talk in cute voices either.

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from madravenbear wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is so typical of "ethical" hunting - to shoot, instead of help, a trapped animal who cannot get away and is locked into an unfortunate situation. It is like shooting a trapped animal for fun. Wierd - all of you are afraid of dying - so you take on defenseless animals with your high tech weapons and pathetic egoes to prove what? That you can shoot someone who cannot defend themselves? Wow - how extremely cowardly.

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Last month, Chuck Baker, 44, of Nekoosa, WI came upon a tragic sight in Illinois that, after 35 years of hunting, he thought he would never see: two bucks locked in combat. But it seemed this battle would wind up a draw for the deer, as one was already dead and the other’s rack was firmly tangled in that of his former foe. After a quick call to the game warden (what would we do without cell phones?), Chuck walked away with two trophies. Eugene Mancl got the full story.