Deer Hunter Rescues Drowning Buck From Freezing Lake - NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Deer Hunter Rescues Drowning Buck From Freezing Lake

"It feels good seeing people come together and care for Maine's wildlife," said Justin Wyman

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    1111931
    2
    Germany
    117523
    3
    Canada
    95620
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The 21 Most Exciting Flavors at Taste Washington
    Justin Wyman
    Justin Wyman and Maine Game Wardens rescue a buck that had fallen into Flagstaff Lake on Nov. 26.

    A hunter who had been pursuing deer in the Maine woods just a day earlier has used his boat to save a drowning buck from a freezing lake.

    The Bangor Daily News reports Justin Wyman saw the struggling buck in Flagstaff Lake in Eustis on Sunday. The six-point buck had fallen through thin ice and appeared to be about 300 yards from the shore.

    Wyman offered his boat to game wardens to try to save the buck. They got some rope around the buck's antlers and took it back to a boat landing and eventually coaxed it to land.

    Wyman says the buck rested a while and later took off into the woods.

    Wyman is an avid deer hunter and spent the day hunting Saturday, the last day of the deer season.

    "It feels good seeing people come together and care for Maine's wildlife," he wrote on Facebook.