Oregon Wildlife Officers Remove Net From Deer’s Antlers

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

Concerned citizens reported the deer to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

A buck with some type of net tangled in its antlers has been freed after concerned residents alerted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

After ODFW officers located the buck, they tranquilized it and removed the netting snarled about the deer’s rack.

Andrew Walch, a wildlife biologist with the ODFW, says antler entanglements are common this time of year and advises homeowners to secure items in their yard that can catch on antlers.

“When you have things in your yard and you have a lot of yard deer, try to secure them really well, like badminton nets and volleyball nets and those sorts of things,” Walch told Ktvz.com. “If you have deer often going back and forth through there, it’s only a matter of time before it gets hung up.” 

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He says most importantly, don’t feed deer or encourage them to be in your yard.

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