Prosecutors file multiple counts against deer farm owner
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a Trempealeau County deer farmer and his employee alleging they captured wild deer to facilitate illegal hunts.
The state Department of Natural Resources said in a news release that Travis Brush, owner of Brush Ranch Outfitters in Galesville, and his employee, Randall Hoff, lured wild deer into their deer farm.
The DNR said Brush and Hoff altered fencing to allow wild deer to enter the farm and allowed customers to hunt deer on the farm all year long. They also used illegal bait.
Online court records indicate multiple charges were filed against both men this week. The records didn’t indicate a defense attorney for either them.
A message left at the deer farm Friday wasn’t immediately returned.