Contact(s): Pat Beringer, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-762-1340; Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big gameecologist, 608-261-7589
October 6, 2015
MADISON - Coordination between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, and Canadian National Railroad led to the safe rescue of a moose entangled in wire near a train track outside of Phillips, Wis.
On Sept. 24, Canadian Railroad staff noticed the entangled moose and contacted DNR via the call center help line. After speaking with railroad staff, DNR customer service specialists contacted the local warden and wildlife biologist.
DNR staff safely immobilized the moose and removed the wire. In less than an hour, the moose was once again free to roam the area.
If you observe an abnormal situation that involves a wild animal, please report your observation to the DNR hotline at 1-800-847-9367.