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You don’t see this every day
Ya think they’d add the extra antlers to the score??
The ethical thing would have been to tackle it and remove the rope and let it go. Then track it down in the snow and try to kill it. Some people!
Apparently the entangled elk shed his antlers and kept them hanging around his neck
Autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong?
I bet that bull used to drive the herds crazy, with his constant rattling.
So the antlers hanging around his neck are a year old? WOW! I assume the near asphixiation leads to harder eating, that thing almost looks choked out. Prob why his rack looks smaller this year than last.
Is that considered "bling" in the elk herd?
Notice how tightly its wound around his neck, do elk really need that little blood flow to their head? Talk about tough, think about how little it takes to deprive your brain of oxygen and pass out. In the notes the hunter said it was a perfectly healthy animal despite his 20" neck reduced to the size of a quarter (slightly exaggerated).
Pretty incredible. Wonder if the entangled sheds were originally caught in an antler trap?
I think Hackbow nailed it. Antler trap gone bad. Or someone had the antlers tied up and the elk found them and started fighting with them. Perhaps someone had made an elk decoy and it went horribly wrong! I would guess it happened just before the rifle guy shot him as he’s too healthy to have been denied eating and breathing normally all that long.
THATS MY ROPE!!!!!! ..I had that bull tied down and...........well forget it....
Who knew "Bubbles" was an Elk hunter?
Kinda looks like the one antler might have gored him (at least to some extent), doesn't it?
Sito- when he's not out stealing shopping carts he goes elk hunting. :)
This is my Dad's whitetail from this October 27th. It had about 50feet of livestock hotwire wrapped around his antlers with 2 loops around his neck. I am certain that if Dad had not killed the buck it would have worn its sheds like a necklace - much the same as I figure this bull is wearing from the previous season.
Interestingly, this is the 3rd buck we have seen or killed with this livestock electric fencing wrapped around its neck and antlers in 2 seasons... Pete
Wow. Thats crazy. Never seen anything like it.