The state Department of Natural Resources has a message for deer hunters: As you put your sights on that deer, keep your eyes open for marijuana-growing operations and methamphetamine labs.
Bill Engfer is a conservation warden with the DNR. He says if you see something that just doesn’t look right, get out of the area and call local law enforcement to report your findings. If you have a GPS unit, make a note of your coordinates. He says, though, be safe.
Just last month hunters in Shawano County stumbled upon one of the largest organized drug grow operations in Wisconsin. Over 8,000 marijuana plants were confiscated. Engfer says hunters should look for things that seem out of place in the woods, like huts, tents or other makeshift structures; equipment; watering jugs; chemical containers; or signs of disturbed vegetation. Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season begins Saturday.