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Your Stories: Hunter Shoots Two Deer Stuck Together

By: Chris Woodard Email
By: Chris Woodard Email

POSTED: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 --- 4:26 p.m.

This is one of "Your Stories."

What may be the strangest story of Wisconsin's deer hunting season gets more interesting today as brand new home video is uncovered.

Two deer stuck together and one hunter so confused he had to call the DNR to find out what to do.

It's a moment rarely captured on camera.

Two deer stuck together, trying desperately to free themselves. They are two deer that never succeeded and ended up giving a central Wisconsin hunter one heck of a surprise on opening weekend.

Jon Christian says, "The rush of skydiving, seeing these two hooked together was that rush all over again."

Christian was in his stand on private land near Montello Sunday morning when the two deer came walking in.

He says, "I thought it was just one huge gigantic buck."

When he saw it was two big bucks locked together he weighed his options and shot one hoping the other would free itself.

It didn't and no amount of human force he applied could break them apart.

Christian had no idea what to do so right there in the middle of the woods he called the DNR.

He says, "She goes do you have a violation to report and I'm like no I'm trying to prevent a violation."

A warden came to see it for herself and gave Christian permission to shoot the other buck.

She told him there is no policy for this type of thing because bucks locked together are rarely found alive.

The deer will now stay locked together forever. They're at the taxidermist where Christian is having both heads mounted and leaving the horns locked.

Last night on a whim Christian's brother-in-law decided to check his trail cam just hoping to catch a glimpse.

John Stadler says, "I was floored. I couldn't believe it."

There they were, recorded Friday night. Two deer locked together for at least 2 days who had done everything they could to try to free themselves before becoming one awfully unique trophy for a shocked hunter.


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