Alberta Fish and Wildlife officer frees deer by shooting its antler
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.