Watch: Sharpshooting officer frees antler-locked deer

When two deer locked antlers in a field outside Calgary, an Alberta Fish and Wildlife officer came up with a surprising way to separate them. Tranquilizing one animal could injure the other, Sgt. Scott Kallweit realized. Instead he took out a shotgun loaded with slugs, took aim at the antlers and fired. The shot knocked off a piece of antler, allowing the deer to run free. “It was once in a lifetime. I don’t think I’ll probably ever see something like that again,” said resident Shelley Wright, who caught the moment on video with her husband Russ.

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A sharp-shooting fish and wildlife officer saved two deer who locked antlers.

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Header Image: Alberta Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Scott Kallweit took a steady shot two separate two deer that had locked antlers. ©Shirley and Russ Wright video via CBC Instagram