If you're a deer hunter, you usually use your weapon of choice to get your buck or doe. It may be a firearm, it may a bow, or it may be both depending on the season and your expertise.

For some getting a deer during the season is a dream come true. For others it's a missed chance that will only come again when the next season comes around. Little did these residents in the Kansas City Metro know this was another alternative to getting this catch.

A white-tailed deer was recently rescued by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents after its antlers became entangled in the netting of a backyard soccer goal. On Sept. 21, Conservation Agent Alex Walker responded to a call at a residence in Clay County in the Northland area of Kansas City. A young buck deer had both antlers and its head tangled in the net.

The deer had dragged the net and goal frame from the yard into a creek at the back of the property. Walker tried to free the deer but it was thrashing and kicking dangerously when he got close. Conservation Agent Aaron Post arrived from nearby Platte County to assist. Together they wrestled the deer to the ground and stabilized it, then they cut the net away from the antlers.

Once freed from the net, the young buck ran off into a nearby wooded area without injury. Agents Walker and Post were muddy and soaking wet, but happy.

I'm just stating the obvious...you can set up a soccer net to try your luck on snagging a deer but I think your chances on it happening might be small.

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