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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Guns Down a Killer Fawn.

Written by Gary North on August 2, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent an armed SWAT team to kill a fawn in an animal shelter. It’s illegal to keep a helpless wild animal in an animal shelter.

People at the DNR know their jobs. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Nine DNR personnel. Four deputy sheriffs. When you need force, use it!

But why did it take a SWAT team? Because the DNR does not want a wild fawn putting other animals at risk.


These people earn their keep. They leave no stone unturned. They even used aerial reconnaisance to spot the fawn. This was a major case.

At $200 a day, times 13 men, that’s $2,600. Plus it took days of planning. Maybe another $2,000. That was an expensive fawn.

Here is the story. There is a TV news video, too. This is the kind of story that goes viral.

Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.”

(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth,” Schulze said.

The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.

“When it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing,” Schulze said.

Schulze videotaped the fawn they named Giggles during the two weeks she was there.

The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter.

The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.

Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.

I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day,” Schulze said.

It was to go to a wildlife reserve in Illinois that allows the rehabilitation of deer. Schulze said agents corralled workers near the picnic area and then set out in search of the fawn.

“I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter, and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag,” Schulze said. “I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘That’s our policy.”

Is the budget of the Department of Natural Resources this bloated? Of course. Was killing a fawn this high a priority? In this bureaucracy’s budget, yes. Is this what the legislature of Wisconsin had in mind? No, but what power does the legislature have? Politicians come and go. Bureaucrats pay little attention to legislators. When a story like this hits the media, bureaucrats just hunker down until it blows over. Nothing changes. Their budgets never get cut.

This is the only test that matters. Does the budget get cut in the next fiscal year? If not, then it will be business as usual at the Department of Natural Resources.

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35 thoughts on “Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Guns Down a Killer Fawn.

  1. Say What? says:

    Idiots!!!!! That fawn was NOT a threat to anyone/anything!!!!! How ridiculous, to waste time & money with something of this non-threatening nature. Maybe, had it been an adult Grizzly or an adult Moose…..but a fawn? This is simply beyond stupid,
    and cruel.

  2. So, the government is purposely hiring severely sick sociopaths and sadists and giving them guns? And they worry about the “normals” having guns to protect thrmselves against sociopath sadists LIKE THEM? EACH of these cowardly degenerates needs to be in a body bag himself or next it will be your children, “Just breaking up a school yard tiff, its our policy to shoot everyone involved – and all witnesses.” You people in Wisconsin better raise holy hell with your legislators SOON!

  3. hanginjudge says:

    Thank god that we have these brave souls looking out for our well being!.

    I guess ever since the incident several years ago with the killer bunny they aren't taking any chances.

    A lot of people are aware that Wisconsinites are called cheese heads. but what they don't know is that it has nothing to do with the states major product.

    The shock and awe approach worked again. I wonder if they played "Ride Of The Valkyries" on the way to the kill zone!

  4. This is the kind of crap that makes me think it's way past time to totally destroy our government, and put every one of the assholes in it on a boat to the Bikini Atoll.

    Mental midgets, armed to the teeth, just foaming at the mouth for a chance to kill something and show how much power they have over us.

  5. The best part is is that this kind of stupidity is happening everywhere with increasing frequency. Gee Whiz, pay each of these clowns 200 / day to basically do nothing–what a disgrace–while needy individuals are unemployed….WHAT A DISGRACE!

  6. totally useless,,,,both the killing of the deer and the use of government funds,personnel and resources,,,hope they read these comments because they are a huge symptom of how government works today,,hire incompetent,power hungry greedy people to fill every position in our government,then waste the taxpayers money on useless exercises such as this,,,so they shoot fawn,yet turn a blind eye to the millions of "undocumented democrats" *cough* in this country,,,the fawn didnt know it was breaking the law (did it bare its teeth,snarl or make any threatening moves toward these so called agents ? maybe it attacked one of them) and so what the guy was keeping it till he could send it tot he wildlife preserve? is that any worse than the laws being broken that get swept under thge rug these days?? ffs people,,,wake upppppppppppp

  7. There are way too many people in the law enforcement, security and surveillance industries. Too many people with way too much time on their hands, waiting for the “big” crisis they all saw on TV and the big screen, to happen. When it doesn’t come the way Hollywood said it would, they always overreact to mundane, every-day situations in huge numbers with deadly force. Typical of a fascist state.

  8. awkingsley says:

    The DHS budget needs to be eliminated, and our local law enfocement officers need to be mandated to fight crime not fawns. This goes along with 40 FBI officers tearing up a pasture to locate Hoffa's body. (There is scientific techonology for that purpose that takes only one man.) It takes hundreds of DHS to arrest the Boston Bomber when an unarmed and unharmed homeowner had already apprehended him. A SWAT team goes out to arrest Kokesh for a YouTube video that chronicles his display of a gun at a 4th. of July celebration. (My one-time Deputy Sheriff grandfather could have arrested Kokesh without carrying a gun, but he wouldn't have done that because Granddad would have had the sense to know Kokesh was what he called a character, a man calling attention to his cause.)

    We have to face the fact that our law enforcement officers no longer want to fight crime. We have made it too dangerous and difficult for them to do the job. The way things are currently set up, law enforcement officers are more likely to get shot because they cannot shoot the criminals. It is no longer safe for our law enforcement officers to pursue criminals, so they kill fawns and police ordinary citizens and dead bodies and descend in an army on an unarmed terrorist.

  9. I guess some jackwad wanted to teach everybody how to make cabrito that day… I’ve seen this behavior before… They were all standing around holding their guns while a six month old Tiger played with the ball… They didn’t know what to think when I rolled up and gutted a dead cow in front of ’em… gutless wonders with guns… Not one of them could stomach coming over to hold a leg while I started cutting… The quickest mass exodus of law enforcement I have ever seen… Thought they were going to freaking verp right there on the spot… one thing is for sure people, you’d better arm yourself to the teeth and be ready to run these people out of your town.

  10. rheffner5 says:

    There are similar laws in every state, compliments of animal rights advocates. People are defined as evil and should have no contact whatsoever with wildlife. Don't let your children bring home a little turtle from a picnic near a pond; don't rescue a baby rabbit from the lawnmower—the fines can be steep.

  11. Don't forget, they "served" us "over there" so we wouldn't have to fight them here. Puke/vomit/gag. Mostly PTSD losers who are kept "medicated" so they will do as they're told.

  12. Gee, What big, strong, brave, courageous men(?) we have protecting our rights and freedoms from such ferocious beasts!!!

  13. We need to find out everyone of these scums name and address and make there lives so misserable they will want to run and hid they are all sick people I feel sorry for there kids if they can kill a baby deer they have no feeling for life

  14. 1775 Concord says:

    This is cruelty to animal(s), unwarranted, helpless. Call PETA. They should be making some noise over this.

  15. stangerinmyownland says:

    The fawn story is terrible. The truth between the lines is worse. The government has militarized the cops. Aerial surveilance? Swat teams? Guns? Corralling the workers? What happened to one guy driving to the shelter and asking 'What's up with the fawn–you know you can't keep it". This is b/s.

  16. stangerinmyownland says:

    You have a point. Let's publish the names and addresses of these brave heroes. They need to be recognized for their service.

  17. I thought you were joking about the aerial recon. Somebody should tell their kids what kind of daddy they have.

  18. CopsSuck says:

    Dumb people have way to much power in selected organizations. Can they not figure out a better way? I can.

  19. Fran Ray says:


  20. Idiots are given military weapons & equipment that they have no use for, so they have to create a supposed use.

  21. Heh, heh, and the useful idiots on the left have the stupidity to question my assertins that we are living in a police state run by the new Hitler! – what a joke. Where are all those animal rights activists? Like I had said: the Muslim-Marxist jijadist has descimated our military so that his "civilian army" could take there place! They have! The IRS, FDA, EPA, TSA, HSA, WEATHER SERVICE, DEA, CIA, FBI, city, county and state jackbooted thugs are now waging a war against the citizens of this dead Republic which, by the day, is becomming the AMERIKA that these communist, NWO thugs are working overtime to seeing to that! WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP!

  22. Ed Rhodes says:

    Your analysis is simplistic. In case you don't know, "simplistic" means "making complex problems unrealistically simple." Not only is it simplistic, it's also wrong. Even if some "animal rights advocates" agree with those laws, they are not the ones who evaluate and determine the necessity for such laws. That function is undertaken by the state agencies responsible for wildlife, usually designated "fish and game" or similar title.

    Those laws, which obviously can be seriously abused by incompetent personnel, are intended to protect people as well as wildlife. People may unknowingly bring home a potentially dangerous or contagious animal, and many times the "rescued" animal is not in need of rescue because, despite appearances, it has not really been abandoned.

    Regrettably, these laws can have unfortunate results when enforced by ignorant and uncaring personnel, as illustrated in the above article, with all that heavy artillery and military tactics brought in to kill a baby deer. Since incompetent, uncaring personnel tend to remain incompetent and uncaring, the laws must be modified to prevent such overreaction by kill-crazy individuals. Getting those laws modified is where the "animal rights advocates" can make a real contribution.

  23. Vancouver1941 says:

    Killing an innocent animal must have made the swat team members feel like real men! This apparently is what regular citizens are in for later down the road. The rise and fall of Rome took 400 years. With the United States of America it took 237 years. I was born in 1941 and raised in America not Amerika.

  24. The scary fact is everything you just said is true.

  25. The fascist gummint(s) will take every opportunity to demonstrate to the people that THEY are in charge. DO you think this is a co-incidence? The German Nazis and Soviets did it all the time, and our fascists are doing here. But, sit on your @$$ and do nothing, sheeple. After all, who cares about freedom?

  26. These "brave protectors" killed one of Bambi's kids. What insensitive morons. They make an excellent case for retroactive abortion—their's.

  27. Do you understand the need to desensitize you to ‘necessary’ killing? A month ago a sheriff shot a litter of kittens in front of a family that had reported a stray cat and litter.

    Don’t put it past the gov. to orchestrate desensitization using very lovable animals; fawns, kittens, children on organ transplant lists (Kathleen Sebelius).

  28. No one can say common sense is alive and well in the DNR! Biggest case they have had since that wild beaver took down a protected tree in 1992! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BOYS!

  29. Only problem is they will come back with bigger guns and more yahoos like themselves. It won't be pretty

  30. Of course all the so called games children play nowadays don't have any influence on their adulthood , do they. It's kill and destroy in every game, video, cartoon, etc.

  31. Poodleguy says:

    Probably some high ranking member of the force responsible for this crime against nature wanted to try some venison veal.. I am a hunter & have been since I was 9 yrs old & am now 77. Having said that just for clarity, I have always abided a strict, self imposed moral code of taking game in the most humane manner possible & always offer a little prayer of respect for the animal & thankfulness that The Lord has provided for me. What a despicable display of idiocy!!! A SWAT TEAM TO CAPTURE & KILL A FAWN????????? They can all go to HELL & rot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Ddenney1 says:

    Sounds like the ORIGINAL "PLANNED PARENTHOOD " to me!!!The way Maggie Sanger wanted it for the minorities and poor whites!!!! GO Libs!!! Please GO!!!!


  34. Had a sick doe on the property here in Atascadero….we were feeding it, hoping it would gain strength and get better. A neighbor, walking his dog without a leash, the dog spooked the down deer…it tried to escape, broke its hip….so we called the local police. They sent out a young officer who had to do the nasty deed. Took him 5 shots….I told him that I didn't want him as a hunting partner. It was sad, but in this case, necessary…I felt sorry for the young officer who drew the shortest straw.

  35. The show of force was for the humans, not the fawn.