This video was shot while Pheasant hunting in Iowa. After trying to free the bucks for about a hour they were freed thanks to a carefully placed shotgun blast by an experienced upland game bird hunter. We found the deer around noon and we suspect they had been locked together overnight. The second deer eventually made it off of the ice and back into the woods.
Interestingly, even with hunters around them, one of the deer continued to go after the other even after they were separated.