A Wisconsin hunter got into a surprising tussle with a bizarrely friendly deer

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A hunter with four decades of experience in the fields had the most unlikeliest experience recently in Wisconsin.

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On the opening day of gun-deer season, Dan Hartley went into the woods on private land near Hillsboro in Vernon County.

As he sat in an area overlooking the property, a young buck–too young to shoot in Hartley’s estimation–began to approach him.

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First, it rammed its nose directly into Hartley’s back.

The hunter tried to push back, but that just seemed to encourage it. That’s when Hartley took out his cellphone to take a video because he was sure no one would believe what was going on. The state of Wisconsin has no record of this ever happening to a hunter in the state.

In the seven-minute footage, the two tussle and roughhouse to almost no avail.

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Finally, the deer relented and sauntered off. Hartley, for his part, says he never had any interest in killing the animal.

“I never felt really threatened,” said Hartley, a truck driver by trade.”But one time, he backed off and kind of raised a front hoof. That’s when I told him to ‘knock if off.'”

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