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Near 20-point deer gets taken down by car

Photo courtesy of the Sheriff's Department.

Over a thousand deer were harvested in Pierce County during the opening weekend of the nine-day gun-deer season.

While a majority of those were taken down by shotgun, or a rifle, one particular deer lost the battle versus a car.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department Dispatch received a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday about a car, driven by Amy Binkowski of River Falls, deer collision near W7270 State Highway 65 in Beldenville.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and found the deer in bad shape.

"It got hit by a car and its two hind legs were broken," said Sheriff's Deputy Chad Koranda, who was assigned the call.

Koranda explained that what made this an unusual car versus deer collision was the deer. The deer was noticeable for its enormus rack. Results showed that the buck was an estimated 19-pointer.

Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove explained that in situations like this, Binkowski was given the option of keeping the deer. She refused. Sheriff's Dispatch has a call list made up of individuals in the county who take dead deer. Koranda said that within about a half-hour someone came and took the deer.

Binkowski was not injured in the accident and her car sustained only minor damage.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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