Ranger Rick: Where the Deer Don't Roam
In Wisconsin, United States
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You won’t find any deer inside this fenced area. This fence is put here to keep deer out. Researchers from the Department of Natural Resources use this site to study the effects of deer browse on the barrens plants. Take a look around inside and outside the fence. Do you notice any differences in the growth of the plants?
There is only one of Ranger Rick’s friends who would be able to get into this fenced area. He hunts at night for rats and mice in the fields. He builds his nest in barns, abandoned buildings and tree cavities. His eyes are fixed into his sockets so he has to move his whole head around to shift his gaze. Look at the Ranger Rick clue in the cache container for more information on which animal’s footprint stamp is in this geocache and stamp your passport.
This cache is located in an area designated as a State Natural Area with special permission from Thomas Meyer, Conservation Biologist with the State Natural Areas Program of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Heather Wolf, property manager at Buckhorn State park. Please stay on the designated trails, all caches are located within 20 feet of the trail. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding
A current Wisconsin State Parks sticker is required to park a vehicle in any part of the park at any time of year.
Last Updated: on 05/25/2016 06:43:47 Pacific Daylight Time (13:43 GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum