Buck freed from electric fence at Dewey home

Posted at 4:52 AM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 11:53:49-05

Yavapai County authorities say a buck found stuck was freed from an electric fence with assistance from deputies and wildlife officers.

Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said in a news release that a Dewey homeowner notified Arizona Game and Fish on Tuesday about a trapped buck on its property.

A deputy was dispatched and found the very agitated animal with its antlers and head entangled in the fencing.

Authorities say wiring was wrapped around its neck and mouth.

Deputies, Game and Fish officers and the homeowner restrained the animal and cut the fence wire away.

Officials say the buck was returned to open land with a small portion of fence still attached.

But they say it is expected to fall off when the buck sheds its antlers.