Ironically, on nearly the same day, Minnesota‚Äôs WDIO reported that 25-year-old hunter Bailey Felix received a call that a deer was stuck on Ely Lake near his home, between Eveleth and Gilbert. Though not broken through the ice, the buck was unable to gain traction on the slippery ice, rendering it stuck.
Felix lassoed the buck‚Äôs antlers and pulled it safely to the shore. Felix told WDIO that with blankets and a little encouragement, the buck eventually got things sorted out and took off into the woods.
Even though Felix is a licensed hunter and it was deer season, he told WDIO, ‚ÄúIt wouldn't have been in the spirit of a good hunt for me to even consider taking this guy. He was a sitting duck and needed to be rescued in his time of distress.‚Äù¬† Instead, Felix was in his deer stand that afternoon.