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DNR wardens free buck trapped in fence in La Crosse

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LA CROSSE - Two state conservation wardens freed a deer that was trapped in a soccer net in La Crosse.

Baseball players at Viterbo University saw the buck inside a soccer goal as they were walking to practice on Saturday. Officials said the deer jumped over a fence to get onto the soccer field - but the animal spent Friday night trapped, after its antlers got stuck in the netting. DNR wardens Ed McCann and Tyler Strelow zip-tied McCann's knife to a stick - and they cut through the net while staying a safe distance away from the deer.

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The buck then ran to a fence, but was too tired to jump over it. The wardens then allowed by-standers to open a gate on the fence, so the deer could be freed.

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