This is one of the most difficult and dangerous rescues we’ve ever attempted in 34 years of Wildlife Aid.
A young deer was trapped in a 10 inch wide, 12 foot deep gap, between a shed and a brick wall. It was so narrow that no one could have got down to the deer. After much consideration and discussion, a risky but ingenious plan was formed.
There was only one chance to get this right; had it gone wrong, the deer would, almost certainly, have broken a leg or, worse still, died.
The concept behind this project was to show "The Life at Table Mountain" in one minute. We wanted to include as much as possible while still telling short stories at each section. Scott and Angie are true outdoorsman and advocates of big game hunting. The sport is better with them around I gaurantee it! We want to thank them for welcoming us into their lives for a couple days!
All principal photography, editing, 3D modeling, and motion tracking done in house by RockHouse Motion
It is often a challenge to find an animal after you have shot it. Here are a few tips for locating an animal once the animal is down and out of view. This is a short video of an elk hunt in the Northern Rocky Mountains. We were hunting in a large burn where the habitat was very thick and nondescript which can make for difficult tracking.
In this case I was in open country, so I saw the elk go down about 30 yards from where he was initially shot. I was confident he was down near the last point that I saw him, so I set my course to where I last saw him standing before he disappeared into the brush. In most cases, I don't usually see where or if the animal has gone down. When hunting in the forest, usually the animal will disappear from view immediately after it is hit. Under these circumstances I will set my course to locate the spot where the animal was standing when I shot, and then start the tracking from that spot. Keep an eye out for an Eatwild tracking video next season.