Legal shooting of white deer angers Wis. residents

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LELAND, Wis. (AP) -- Some residents in Sauk County are upset that an out-of-town hunter broke a tacit agreement by killing a rare white deer this week.

There was nothing illegal about Saturday's shooting in Leland, about 15 miles northwest of Sauk City. White and albino deer aren't protected in chronic-wasting-disease zones, and this deer wasn't even a true albino.

But residents such as Amy Sprecher are angry. She says she can't understand how people can be so selfish as to deprive others of the white deers' beauty.

Fellow resident Brandon Yanke says the townspeople made a pact to protect the rare deer. He says the deer help make the area unique.

Locals say they want the state Department of Natural Resources to do more to protect the animals.

AP-WF-11-23-12 0010GMT


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180551371 - weau.com/a?a=180551371
Gray Television, Inc.