A Fake Letter About Fake Deer In Wisconsin

A Fake Letter About Fake Deer In Wisconsin

7:36am Oct 01, 2015

Fake deer snuck into Wisconsin's annual deer count the past two years.

At least according to a letter sent out on Department of National Resources stationary.

Residents were asked to remove deer lawn ornaments so that they wouldn't be included in this years count.

The department took to Facebook on Wednesday to dispute the story, saying the letter is fake.

But many Wisconsinites had fun with it on Facebook.

Including this concern: "What about the very important annual gnome census?"

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Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Fake deer snuck into Wisconsin's annual deer count the past two years, according to a letter sent out on what looked like Department of Natural Resources' stationary. Residents were asked to remove deer lawn ornaments so the ornaments wouldn't be included in the count. Wildlife officials took to Facebook yesterday to say the letter is a fake. But many Wisconsinites had fun with it, including this - what about the very important annual gnome census? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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