"The bull was sedated and then the bull's vitals were monitored while the wire was cut free from its antlers," the Pennsylvania Game Commission said in a Facebook post. "A GPS collar was fitted to the bull to monitor future movements and ensure his health after such a stressful event."
The elk was then given a drug to reverse the sedative. The animal did not appear to be injured and was released at the scene.
"It's not uncommon for elk to become entangled in loose items, especially this time of year. Severe cases like this would ultimately end in an agonizing death for the animal without intervention," the post said.