Montana elk hunters rescue an an elk from icy lake waters in this clip.
A group Montana men who were mostly elk hunters saved a female elk that fell through the ice over the weekend on Lake Hegben in southwest Montana.
Using ladders, ropes and a harness, the men were able to pull the elk out of the frigid water. After being rescued, the exhausted elk tried to run back out to the center of the lake.
Watch the rescue unfold in the video below.
Patrick Diagle, the man who filmed the rescue video, said the men were able to corral the tired elk back to shore using the ropes and ladders, according to CBS12.com. As you saw in the video, the poor elk looks like she was pretty roughed up.
Congrats to the Montana hunters who rescued this elk from Lake Hegben; we think they’re true sportsmen. Well done, fellas.
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