Al­berta Fish and Wildlife of­fi­cer frees deer by shoot­ing its antler

StarMetro Calgary - - CALGARY -

WHITECOURT, ALTA.—An Al­berta Fish and Wildlife of­fi­cer was recorded on video us­ing his gun to sep­a­rate a pair of male deer with locked antlers.

Greg Gil­bert­son was driv­ing a side road near Whitecourt, north­west of Ed­mon­ton, early on Oct. 10 when he came across the pair. He said one deer looked dead, but the other deer was strug­gling to free it­self.

Gil­bert­son says he called Fish and Wildlife. An of­fi­cer de­cided to shoot the antler of one of the an­i­mals to sep­a­rate the two deer.

Al­though one of the deer had to be put down due to its in­juries, the other one ran away.

Gil­bert­son says he has since seen the freed deer and it’s do­ing well.


An Al­berta Fish and Wildlife of­fi­cer was called to the scene by a passerby who saw the two deer locked to­gether by the antlers. One of the an­i­mals sur­vived.

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