Published September 22, 2010, 07:00 AM

Trophy bucks go to school

Steve Porter of Porter’s Trophy Whitetails will be bringing three of his trophy bucks to five Wisconsin schools at the end of this month. Steve, along with his wife and four sons, raise whitetail deer in Lake Bronson, MN where Steve is also employed as Chief Deputy for the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department.

Steve Porter of Porter’s Trophy Whitetails will be bringing three of his trophy bucks to five Wisconsin schools at the end of this month. Steve, along with his wife and four sons, raise whitetail deer in Lake Bronson, MN where Steve is also employed as Chief Deputy for the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department. For the past three years, Steve and his sons have been taking their trophy bucks on the road to share with the public many of the things they have learn from raising these magnificent creatures. They have traveled to more than forty five schools over the three year period to share their knowledge with students from Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

The week of Sept 27-Oct. 1, Porter will be visiting one Wisconsin school per day in the following order starting with Northwestern Middle School in Poplar, then Northwood Middle School in Minong before heating to Marathon High School, Medford Area High School, and Edgar High School.

Porter and his sons spend an entire day at each school, conducting fifteen to forty five minute presentations to students in various age groups.

The topics will include whitetail deer behavior, antler development, hunting techniques, the deer industry, getting involved in outdoor activities and making positive choices in life.

The “Deer in School” program is funded in part by Whitetails of Wisconsin and the Cervid Livestock Foundation, the research and educational foundation of the North American Deer Farmers Association. The Whitetails of Wisconsin is a state deer association representing Wisconsin deer farmers while the North American Deer Farmers Association represents deer farmers nationwide. For more information, contact Laurie Seale, Executive Director of the Cervid Livestock Foundation, at 830-928-3143.

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