According to a press release issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, on September 24th, Environmental Conservation Officer Godson received a report of two whitetail deer with locked antlers on Gillette Road in the town of Barre, Orleans County.
ECO Godson arrived at the scene and observed two large bucks with their antlers so intertwined the animals could barely move.
Using a winch, catch pole, a reciprocating saw, and a tractor for elevation, ECO Godson worked with a local farmer to remove three antlers.
Eventually, both bucks were freed from one another and soon ran off into the woods unharmed.
Photos, from above: bucks with antlers locked; ECO Godson works to free two bucks that are stuck together at the antlers; and ECO Godson and assisting farmer holding the cut antlers provided.