When I saw what this man did to an elk tangled in barbed wire, my respect for hunters grew even more. This is truly amazing! Every American needs to watch this video — especially those who are against hunting.
This man was out in the woods and discovered an animal in trouble. As he got closer, he noticed it was a bull elk trapped in a bunch of barbed wire. What he did next is shocking viewers around the world. It’s no surprise why this video went viral!
True hunters know how challenging it is to kill a mature bull elk. Experts claim they only make up 1 percent of the herd and access to them is very limited. As if that wasn’t daunting enough, the odds of “pulling a tag” are also less than 1 percent.
Instead of taking advantage of the situation, the hunter in this video made a courageous decision. Even though he had no clue how the highly sought-after elk got itself in such a vulnerable situation, this hunter was determined to help — despite all the danger.
It was impossible for the bull elk to get out of the barbed wire on its own. The hunter knew he had to do something, but it was obvious that getting too close would put his own life at risk.
That’s when the man committed an act of bravery. He aimed near the deer and took a shot at the barbed wire. It was a life-threatening move, but thankfully successful. The elk was finally free and back on his feet within seconds — but what happened next really warmed my heart!
Before the bull elk ran into the wild, he stopped and stared at his hero as if to thank him. It truly is an incredible video and I’m so thankful this hunter shared it for everyone to witness!
Viewers around the world are celebrating the hunter for not only his impressive shot, but also his courageous act of humanity.
“I love it! Nobody loves and respects the critters more than us hunters!” wrote YouTube user CaptTurbo1.
“What a shot to release the tangle,even at close range harder target than the elk. Many would have still missed,” wrote YouTube user Moon Beam2.
Watch the incredible video now:
Amazing, right? Please share this article to show everyone the greatness of hunting! Had this brave and selfless man not been there, the elk would’ve never escaped.