Wow!! The heading says clothes line but it looks a little more extreme than that. If it was just some rope I would understand but I really think something should be done about that. They said he will be fine when his antlers fall off but by my count he could be wearing that pole for another5 or 6 months.
I have seen wire or other small htings before and we even had one caught in a soccer net a few years ago. Those were just annoying but this one could end up killing him if it gets tangled in something else.
I lived in Bailey for a few years and it was not uncommon to see this at all. In fact one year after we put up our Christmas lights I noticed some lights moving past my living room window. Sure enough we looked outside and saw a bull walking with them in his antlers. To say the least it did not hurt him but sure tore up the lights. Also was a bull with a T-shirt stuck in his antlers I assume from a clothes line too. Whoever is lucky enough to find those antlers after the shed will have a good story to tell. Just hope he does not get caught on a fence or someplace else that will harm him.
My question is: How do you score all that stuff? Great picture of a very nice bull elk, don't know if I would want him in my backyard this time of year! Hide the women and children, he could hurt you if he get P.O.ed!
Maybe that's one I could actually shoot! But, with my muck, I would shoot at that elk, and my bullet would riccochet off the clothesline, and the bull would run off laughing...
Hopefully it doesn't bother him too much. Wasn't there something a year or 2 ago about a moose trapped in a swing set or something? I have a photo in my galleries too of a Muley buck with christmas lights wrapped around it's head. Too funny!
Nature provides us with some comical moments, that's for sure.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...