MADISON, WI (AP) - Wisconsin wildlife officials have crafted a plan that would allow state residents to keep deer they find in the wild.
The Department of Natural Resources' proposal comes after the agency took criticism for seizing a wild fawn named Giggles from an animal rehabilitation center and euthanizing it. Gov. Scott Walker ordered his administration to make sure such a situation never happens again.
The DNR and state agriculture officials have drafted a proposal that would prohibit the DNR from euthanizing a wild animal unless it's sick. People would be allowed to keep a wild deer if they pay a penalty, build an enclosure and a veterinarian performs health tests on it.
DNR officials plan to present the proposal to the agency's board next month.
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