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Game warden uses marksmanship to rescue deer with locked antlers

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A sharp-shooting Kansas game warden rescued two bucks with their antlers locked together by shooting an antler off without injuring either animal.

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Game Wardens said in a Facebook post that a bow hunter had reported the two deer with their antlers locked together in Jackson County, and that the hunter notified game wardens.

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The game wardens located the bucks, but couldn't get too close because the animals still were struggling violently.

Game warden Jeff Clouser was able to get a clear shot and used his gun to shoot an antler, breaking it and freeing the two deer.

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