MADISON (WKOW) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' board will consider revisions to the agency's captive deer policies on Wednesday in Pembine.
The DNR has proposed to change the state law to allow people to keep wild deer in pens if they pay fines and have the animals checked out by veterinarians. The agency has also looked at changing internal policies to allow DNR workers to put captive deer back into the wild. They also want the ability to euthanize captive deer only if they are sick or present a health risk to the public or other wildlife.
In order for this to happen, the Legislature would have to change state law to allow people to keep wild deer as pets. The DNR's board has the ability to change the other proposals.
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