By: Joanne M. Haas/WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement
Deer on Ice Gets Team Treatment!
Warden Jesse Ashton facilitated a team of wardens and local firefighters to rescue a stranded deer on ice-covered Balsam Lake in Polk County. Those little hooves are no match for slick surfaces! The deer got a ride to shore and it ran off with no problem, whatsoever. Teamwork strikes again! Big thanks to these Apple River and Amery fire department members, left to right: Mark Ohman, Chief Alec Adams of Apple River Fire, Ed White, Justin Schuh and Dan Stone.
It's Deer Season! No, It's Duck Season
Not exactly a Looney Tunes moment, but this might make Daffy Duck have a conniption! Recreation Warden Heather Gottschalk and K9 Bridger shared part of a patrol day of the gun-deer season with the duck hunters on Horicon Marsh in Dodge County. K9 Bridger reminds all the water is cold and ice has formed in some areas. Wear your life jacket when going to and from your blind and stand. Bridger is one safety savvy pooch!
Good luck times three!
Wardens Jacob Holsclaw and Matt Groppi met this successful trio in Jackson County. From left to right - Nathan Voung, 14, with his first deer, Adam Herr - middle, and Sia Vang - right. They were packing the good luck on this hunt! Congrats to these three.
Hunt of the Ages!
Warden Jonathan Kaiser was on patrol when he ran into the Rollefson Family of multiple generations. They were packing up to return to southeast Wisconsin after a highly enjoyable hunting vacation together in Waupaca County.
Ice Cream is the Main Entrée!
Warden Amanda Kretschmer shows work is easier to digest with a cone!
Carcass Cleanup is Easy with a Dumpster!
Allison and Ana (glasses) Zuerlein of Omaha, Nebraska, were happy to show Capt. Rick Rosen how they used the deer carcass dumpsters this year. They also wanted to thank the Augusta and Eau Claire Rod and Gun Clubs for donating the dumpsters in Eau Claire County. "Wisconsin has got it right and we will be back again next year!" OK, that's a deal!
Hunters: To find a handy dumpster to properly dispose of your carcasses, please go to dnr.wi.gov and search Carcass Disposal to locate one.
Anyone with information regarding natural resource violations may confidentially report by calling or texting: VIOLATION HOTLINE: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained staff relay report information to conservation wardens.