Freeing locked-up bucks is always risky, generally locked-up bucks are usually dead. Antler entanglement is the norm, while fighting can lead to the demise of some whitetail. The video below highlights our upstanding heroes untangling the two gladiators. Unfortunately, one buck has succumbed to exhaustion or injury and had a portion of his hind quarters eaten by a predator. The other is trying to rid himself of his adversary.
There were a few tense moments in the clip, and luckily, these guys brought extra tools in order to finish the job. Hunters like these are the truest of sportsmen. They have respect and the utmost compassion for the quarry they chase.