Since I know that Montanans would be right there, too, doing their best to save a critter, here's a situational how-to manual.

In Kamas, Utah, authorities had to try to free a young mule deer that had fallen into a 7-foot window well. The first concern was that the deer was in such a panic, it was bound to kick out the glass during its struggle.  So, an officer goes over to a nearby swing set and unhooks a swing. Somehow, the deputies manage to loop the seat of the swing under the deer's belly and hoist it up by the swing's chains.

It was young, but not exactly tiny, as they figure it weighed about 100 pounds. But they got it out, and it appeared to be uninjured as it bounded into the darkness. No busted windows, either. Not bad, guys!  DB