DNR kills deer that became stranded atop ski jump

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Michigan DNR employees had to kill a deer this week that became stranded atop the Pine Mountain Ski Jump.

The Iron Mountain Daily News is reporting that Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post received a call about the deer sometime late Tuesday. The DNR found the young deer on the platform at the top of the scaffold. There’s no word on how the deer got there or how long it had been there before it was found.

A DNR employee told the newspaper that a conservation officer and a biologist could not find a way to remove the deer without endangering the safety of either themselves or the starving deer. DNR staffers killed the deer on Wednesday.