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Fall Creek students construct deer hide bins

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – An effort to keep area hunters from dumping their deer carcasses in ditches, parks and other places led to the creation of a local disposal program.  But when deer hides started disappearing from the bins, a local high school stepped in to help.

The hides are sold by the DNR to cover the costs of properly disposing of the carcasses left by hunters.  A Fall Creek teacher presented his technical education classes with the challenge of designing boxes to deter the would-be thieves from stealing the hides.  The class went through a design process, voted on the best ideas and then went to work.

"There were ones that had jaws that would come down when you put the deer hide in, it would kind of close back on it.  We had ones that looked like mailboxes, a library drop off, we had one that might have been eight feet tall, I think one might have even had lasers in it,"  said Fall Creek Technical Education teacher Jed Watters.  "So then as a class we kind of narrowed it down to one idea.  Two groups broke off and did two different variations of that idea."

The bins are now located at the Lake Eau Claire county park, north of Augusta, and at the Tower Ridge ski area.  Hunters are able to drop off the carcasses and hides at any time.

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