The Great Concrete Deer Hoax of 2015 snares Wisconsin

The anti-concrete-deer crowd is likely behind a hoax in Wisconsin claiming that the fake deer are interfering with a count of real ones.

Some residents are getting this letter, according to the Department of Natural Resources in the state.


It’s not known if the hoax has resulted in many people falling for it, which, of course, requires people to believe that whoever would be counting deer couldn’t tell the difference between a real one and a concrete one.

“This letter is a fake,” the Wisconsin DNR said on its Facebook page this afternoon. “It was not crafted, nor distributed by DNR. DNR is not asking the public to remove concrete deer ornaments or any other lawn ornaments from their yard.”