During the rut, a buck's antlers come in handy for fighting off rival male deer, but antlers can also get them into a lot of trouble. You've no doubt seen video or have even witnessed in person a couple of bucks stuck together by their antlers. Sometimes they're able to break free on their own and sometimes they aren't. Bucks also get their antlers tangled in play-gym equipment, fences and other objects, both man-made and natural.
In the video above, a buck managed to get his antlers stuck between a fork in a tree. Lucky for this deer, a couple of guys are able to set him free with the help of a chainsaw.
If you want to get an idea of how often this type of situation occurs, go to YouTube and do a search for "buck stuck in tree." As you'll see, it happens a lot.
Have you ever encountered a deer tangled in a tree or other object? Did you help free it?
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.