Farmer hits buck with combine near Carlyle
Arnold Harre of rural Nashville caught a big buck on the corn header of his combine last week in Washington County.
Rod Kloeckner of the Belleville News-Democrat quotes Harre’s son, Wayne, as saying, “It had its hind legs in one row, skipped a row and had its front legs in another row,” Wayne Harre said. “It was at least eight points. It was huge.”
According to Kloeckner’s story, the buck didn’t budge when Arnold Harre approached with his combine.
Arnold Harre eventually put the combine in reverse and dislodged the buck, which ran to nearby timber.
“I can’t believe it didn’t break the legs,” Wayne Harre said. “He said he reversed the corn head, it popped out of there and just took off. We went and looked for it that next morning and it was nowhere to be found.”
“That’s the dangest thing I’ve ever heard,” he said. “There’s so much power behind one of those corn heads, I can’t believe it didn’t break one of it’s legs.”