The deer population is currently going through rut, also known as mating season. Deer, especially males have a tendency to act unusually aggressive and venture into more rural areas.
A prime example happened Thursday in the Town of Scott when a buck got into the basement of a construction site. The DNR was called to investigate and had to dart the buck in order to calm him down. Then they safely lifted him out of the basement using a fork lift. The DNR doesn't know how the deer got in to the basement but suspect the odd behavior was due to the mating season.
Josh Jackl, a Wildlife Engineer with the Wisconsin DNR says you have to be cautious around deer during this time of year.
"Treat it as a wild animal, give it respect, give it space because it is a wild animal," says Jackl, "It is unpredictable and at this time of year even more unpredictable . Give it the space that it deserves."
And of course, Jackl says to call the DNR if a deer becomes a problem or is acting too aggressive.
The buck that was handled on Friday was found to be in excellent health and was released in a safe location.