Young buck rescued from ice on frozen Oregon lake
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A young buck rescued from the ice on a remote Oregon lake spent the night in a barn before being released back into the wild, Oregon State Police said.
The rescue effort started December 12 when a concerned landowner called state police to report a deer trapped on the ice 75 yards out on the ice on Spring Lake in southern Klamath County.
Two Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists borrowed a boat from the landowner.
Using the boat, they crossed the ice and reached the deer. The biologists brought the exhausted buck back to shore.
The landowner allowed the biologists to put the deer in a barn for the night to "regain its strength."
On Wednesday morning, the young buck returned to the wild after its misadventure on the ice.