Found by a morel mushroom hunter in southeast Minnesota, the pristine, two-headed fawn was stillborn. An MRI scan revealed the fawn had one liver, one set of lungs, but two hearts and two heads. Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, asked Robert Utne, owner of Wild Images in Motion based in Savage, MN., and taxidermist Jessica Brooks to mount the rare little deer. Prairie Sportsman recorded the delicate process and toured Robert’s studio, with its fascinating collection of wildlife. Chef Curt Anderson also makes an appearance, cooking up homemade bacon-wrapped goose meatballs.
MN DNR's Adam Murkowski and MN SCI's Brian Smith talk about Chronic Wasting Disease, and its effects on our Deer herd. The second half of the Video we join Robert Utne of Wild Images in Motion as he demonstrates the caping of a whitetail buck for legal transport into Minnesota.