by Dave Hurteau

A couple weeks ago I posed this hypothetical: While hunting you come upon a locked-up buck that’s dragging around it’s dead former rival. Do you shoot the survivor? Most of you said, heck yeah. So let’s takes this a little further: Suppose the locked-up bucks are mired in a muddy creek, it’s 16 degrees outside, and the only way to get the deer out is to jump waist-deep into near-freezing water and PULL. Oh and incidently, one buck scores in the mid-140s and the other is a gross Booner. Okay, how about now? Would you shoot?

Thirteen-year-old Garrett Weir of Rock Falls, Wisconsin did. He and his 18-year-old brother John spent all day Monday getting the bucks out.

“There was no moving them.” John told the McClatchy-Tribune. “I had to get right in there and push,” he said. The brothers jumped in the creek and 9:30 a.m. and didn’t get into dry clothes until 4:30 p.m. It’s a miracle they didn’t catch their death from hypothermia–but they did take home a couple a giant bucks.

Here’s the full story. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done for a buck?