Deadly deer duel ends on fisherman's wall

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Two Michigan men out fishing wound up with a unique trophy of two deer heads after witnessing two bucks fight it out to their mutual deaths.

The deer drowned in the St. Joseph River after their antlers became locked together while sparring on the river bank as Bryan Ammeson and Scott Stoney looked on from their boat, The (Southwest Michigan) Herald-Palladium said Sunday.


The anglers claimed the carcasses for a venison windfall and are having the heads, which are still locked together, turned into a wall mount.

"One ended up being a 17-point with two drop tines, and another one is a perfect 10-point rack that's just absolutely massive," Ammeson told the newspaper.

Ammeson had to obtain a permit from Benton Township police in order to legally claim the deer.

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