“It was the most unbelievable thing you’ve ever seen. Scott was terrific and very professional. [He] made a beautiful shot, freed the deer and they live to see another day.”
Thanks to a quick thinking wildlife officer with a crack shot, two deer with their antlers hopelessly tangled were freed from a potentially deadly situation. Global News reports Scott Kallweit, sergeant for Calgary’s Fish and Wildlife district, used his 12 gauge shotgun loaded with slugs to blast the animal apart harming neither. Kallweit said it was the best possible outcome.
“As an officer, we do enjoy seeing these animals run free and we hope for the best that they survived. [Deer] naturally regrow these antlers starting again in the spring anyway so it’s something they go through every year. ”