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Wisconsin DNR launches investigation after a horse was shot with an arrow

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:32:00-04

PALMYRA — On Wednesday, a rider found an arrow in their horse's leg, sparking an investigation with the Wisconsin DNR.

The DNR and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are asking the public for information on this incident, which occurred Wednesday.

A horse and rider were on a trail in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Viele Lane when the rider noticed an arrow in the horse's leg, right above its hoof.

The rider called the DNR, who then sent wardens, Palmyra Police Department officers, and Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies to the scene.

Now, the DNR is leading the investigation into what happened.

Lt. John Sinclair of the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement asks anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, to please call the DNR Violation Hotline 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367.

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