By Tim Kowols
A statewide switch of responsibility of deer carcass pick-up has had little to no impact in Door County. According to the Associated Press, the responsibility of deer carcass pick-up went from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Transportation in September, leading to delays in some counties as roles were sorted out. In Door County, Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says it has been their job for several years and did not miss a beat when the switch occurred.
Kolodziej says weekly counts vary according to the time of year but estimates his crews pick up around 450 dead deer from county roads and highways annually.