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Community Service Opportunity...

The Wisconsin DNR has a great opportunity for families to get involved with some exciting research. They will be catching newborn deer fawns and putting tracking collars on them to learn more about their survival rates in a Chronic Wasting Disease endemic area. Fawns are born in a relatively short period near the end of May, so we do a lot of work in a relatively short time window. Volunteers can assist in this effort by helping to search for, and capture, fawns as part of daily “search crews”. Volunteers meet at the Dodgeville DNR building and are shuttled to field sites where they help form a line that sweeps fields for newborn fawns.  This is a lot of fun and a neat experience to see, and handle, fawns. The DNR shuttles volunteers, provides water, and coordinates the searches. Anyone who is 12 or older can participate with an accumpanying adult. So, bring your parent and siblings. 

To sign up, send an email to Caitlin Henning or visit them on-line at