A bow-hunter in northwest Wisconsin has bagged a very rare buck.
Department of Natural Resources Big Game Section Chief Bob Nack says a hunter contacted the agency last week after he shot a deer and realized it was not a whitetail. Wardens checked the animal, discovering it was in fact a mule deer, a non-native species seldom seen in Wisconsin.
Nack says there had been recent reports of one wandering the landscape in that area. It’s not a protected species and anyone with a hunting license and buck tag can harvest one, which the hunter did have.
Nack says DNR records show the last mule deer shot in the state was in southwest Wisconsin in 1988.