I once knew al ol' boy who claimed to have roped a wild elk from horseback. He said it didn't take long for him to cut the rope and ride out of there like his tail was on fire.
I believe there is a big difference in how a deer or elk will behave while in velvet vs later. The antlers I have been told are very sensitive.
Nate thanks for re-posting that picture. I had to save it to look at it myself.
For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, But to us who are being saved, It Is The Power Of God. 1Corinthians 1-18