Wis. DNR identifies 5 men who put T-shirt on deer


Five men in southeast Wisconsin could face fines after a Youtube video surfaced that shows a man wrestling a deer while another puts a T-shirt on the animal.

WTMJ reports the men are seen setting an elaborate trap on private land in Oak Creek, Wis. The deer is seen struggling before it's restrained. The men are heard laughing as a yellow T-shirt is forced over the deer's head. They eventually released the deer.

The video titled "how to put a T-shirt on a fiesty deer" has since been removed from YouTube.

FOX 6 News has the full video. Here's WTMJ's report with clips:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says each man involved could face a fine of at least $300. FOX 6 reports the maximum fine for animal harassment is $2,100.

The deer has been spotted by residents with part of the T-shirt still around its neck. A local radio station has photos. The DNR says the animal appears to be healthy.

"We meant nothing by it," one of the men said in a statement. "We didn't harm the animal. We apologize for hurting anybody's feelings. We did it just for fun."

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