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Deer shot by hunter cannot be eaten because of study

Some people live for deer season, but for Oral Browning of rural Williamson County, that's literal. Some people live for deer season, but for Oral Browning of rural Williamson County, that's literal.
A disabled Browning said he uses deer meat from his kills to supplement his grocery bill. This year, what he killed, he was told he couldn't consume. A disabled Browning said he uses deer meat from his kills to supplement his grocery bill. This year, what he killed, he was told he couldn't consume.
Browning explained he was excited when he took the 40-yard shot and killed an 8-point buck on his property. On closer inspection, Browning found some unusual tags and coloring on the deer. Browning explained he was excited when he took the 40-yard shot and killed an 8-point buck on his property. On closer inspection, Browning found some unusual tags and coloring on the deer.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Some people live for deer season, but for Oral Browning of rural Williamson County, that's literal.

A disabled Browning said he uses deer meat from his kills to supplement his grocery bill. This year, what he killed, he was told he couldn't consume.

Browning explained he was excited when he took the 40-yard shot and killed an 8-point buck on his property. On closer inspection, Browning found some unusual tags and coloring on the deer.

Browning found metal tags with a number to Southern Illinois University. He said, as state law requires, he contacted the conservation police. He also called the number listed on the tag.

Browning said the tag was from the SIU Wildlife Ecology Coop, and the deer had been tranquilized and tagged only days before. Browning was instructed not to eat the deer and was told he was not allowed to get a replacement tag.

"I can't give you a monetary figure, but yeah, it hurts," Browning explained. "It hurts very bad.   That's why I got the Conservation Police involved, to see if I could get a tag because of this mistake which SIU did."

The SIU Wildlife Ecologist Coop Research Lab confirmed Browning's story. Members with the research lab also confirm a deer study was conducted around the area Browning is referring to and in the time frame he explained.
 
Browning shot the deer on his property.

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