COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials had to rescue a buck twice from the same ditch on the same day.

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They say they got a call from a concerned neighbor on Tuesday who saw two bucks fighting. One ended up pushing the other into the ditch.

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When officers saw the same buck still in the ditch on Wednesday, they intervened.

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They first tranquilized the buck and pulled it out of the ditch and watched it walk away slowly.

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It was only moments later when they saw that same buck back in the ditch. Officers rescued the buck a second time by lassoing its antlers.

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The incident adds to what CPW officials are worried about — the deer overpopulation within city limits.

They are proposing urban hunting to the county commission in hopes of mitigating the problem.

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“We have a high accident rate with the deer in the city, and we need to start reducing that as best as possible,” said Corey Adler, an officer with Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

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The recommendation proposes bow hunting on certain days and in certain areas like open spaces and parks.