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Young buck rescued from ice on frozen Oregon lake

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. (OSP)

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.

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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.

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