With just a few days left in Wisconsin’s gun deer season, hunters who do get a deer may be looking for a use for its heart.
Marge Gibson of Antigo’s Raptor Education Group says that organ is an ideal food for eagles and other raptors.
“The deer heart is a perfect food for our birds. We currently have 42 bald eagles in our care, and they go through an awful lot of food. So it’s an excellent source of protein for them, and it’s hunters helping hunters.”
Every year the wildlife rehabilitation center asks for donations of deer hearts.