SAUK COUNTY — Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens and wildlife biologists are being credited with helping a pair of bucks that had locked their antlers near Lake Delton. It all unfolded beginning on Sunday evening, Feb. 11th.
Officials with the Wisconsin DNR say wardens Alex Brooks and Rich Maki returned first thing Monday to investigate the report of the tangled bucks. After doing a little looking around, a driver caught their attention and pointed them in the direction of the bucks in need.
One of the bucks was a ten-pointer — the other one was a nine-pointer. Officials say when the wardens spotted the deer, the animals were still full of energy, trying to get apart from one another.
Hours later, with help from wildlife biologists, a immobilization chemical was used to calm the deer just long enough to safely separate them.
Next, they had to use a “reversal agent” to ease the freed deer out of their slumber. Within minutes, the two bucks got up and walked away together.