First Ever Mule Deer Shot in Wisconsin

First Ever Mule Deer Shot in Wisconsin

Wi Mule deer

This mule deer buck was killed near Amery Wisconsin by Randy Haines and is the first reported mule deer kill in the state.

It’s not every day that you see a mule deer in the state of Wisconsin and killing one has never been done. Randy Haines of Amery, Wisconsin however did the unthinkable when he brought down a mule deer buck with his bow and arrow last week. 

Wisconsin Mule Deer Buck Kill

While many people are clamoring that the buck was a pen raised deer, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has said that they have no record of any nearby mule deer farms. That being said, the closest free range mule deer herds are in South Dakota, so that means that this buck traveled a long way.

Mule Deer Killed in WI

For those who think that this buck may be an illegal animal kill, you’d be wrong. The state law dictates that this is a legal deer since mule deer are not protected in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Mule Deer

What a unique experience and a great buck for Randy!

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PJ Cashman

PJ is the co-founder of and is an avid hunter and lover of all things outdoors.

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