Wisconsin men face fines for forcibly putting T-shirt on deer, posting footage to YouTube [VIDEO]

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A group of Wisconsin men are in trouble for filming themselves playing dress-up with a deer.
Dudes in Wisconsin must be really, really bored.

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A group of at least five men face $303 fines from the Wisconsin DNR after they posted footage to YouTube of themselves laughing and having a grand ol' time while forcibly putting a T-shirt on an Oak Creek deer.

The video, entitled "how to put a T-shirt on a fiesty [sic] deer," has since been removed from YouTube, but a TMJ 4 news report contains some clips from it:



According to a 620 WTMJ report, the deer emerged unscathed and has been spotted around Oak Creek with a small piece of the T-shirt still around its neck.

It's unclear why exactly the men face fines, but DNR warden Kaitlin Kernosky told TMJ 4 that "It's always tough to see someone act like that toward a wild animal."

"They have an instinct to get away. They're not used to being handled," she added.

One of the as-of-yet-unidentified men in the video issued a statement to WTMJ.

"We meant nothing by it," he said. "We didn't harm the animal. We apologize for hurting anybody's feelings. We did it just for fun."

Oak Creek Patch published a submitted photo of the deer taken near Lake Michigan after the video was shot. In the photo, the collar of the shirt can still be seen around the deer's neck:

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Oak Creek Patch



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swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I don't know what it is about Wisconsin.  Other than the U.P., where else in the US could this have happened?

Oscar
Oscar

Are people really upset about some dudes putting a shirt on a deer!?!? Just say it a couple times and it gets funny. It's mind boggling to waste your energy caring about such a stupid issue. There are much bigger issues in our world to spend your energy on. Seriously, this is sad that people care.

kep77sc
kep77sc

difference between this and cosmetic testing.... a governmental grant


Tom Fru
Tom Fru

The orange shirt means that they've already had sex with it.

Andy Stealth Trattar
Andy Stealth Trattar

Hardly the worst thing that happened in Oak Creek in the past year. The funniest part is how upset some people are.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

I remember when I had my first deer.

Philip LaVane Meier
Philip LaVane Meier

boy if people are this outraged about what some guys do to deer here in Wisconsin, just wait till they hear what they do to sheep in Iowa! ,)

Erika J. Dani
Erika J. Dani

chris haglund, last time i checked, most hunters wouldn't waste their time putting t-shirts on deer for fun when it isn't deer hunting season or even when it is. playing deer dress up has nothing to do with hunting. these guys are complete losers and nothing more.

Erik Puffer
Erik Puffer

Well, this is better than some reports about past incidents involving our friends in Wisconsin and their fondness for wild critters (both dead and alive).

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

" we did it just for fun " -- fucking idiots.

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

it'll be more interesting if they did it to a bear...

Chris Haglund
Chris Haglund

Wow! people are dumb. Freak out about a deer getting a shirt put on him and not care when we go out and kill 100s of these fucking things during hunting season. It will be a new low if that dude gets charged with anything.

Erika J. Dani
Erika J. Dani

of course they should be fined. what assholes.

Rug Peterskid
Rug Peterskid

Wouldn't the orange shirt protect the deer from hunters?

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