Bull elk rescued from wire fence


Sr. Trooper Vaughn responded to a report of a Bull Elk that was injured and caught in a fence near Mitchell, Oregon. This large 5-point Bull Elk was caught up in heavy wire around its rear legs and antlers, however, no serious injuries were observed. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife was contacted for a tranquilizer response but was unable to respond.

Sr. Trooper Vaughn and Wheeler County Deputy teamed up to remove all the wire from the animal’s legs using bolt cutters. A large amount of wire wrapped around the neck, head, and antlers was also cut. The Bull Elk was freed with just a small remnant of wire left around the antlers.

Video credit Oregon State Police