Found by a morel mushroom hunter in southeast Minnesota, the pristine, two-headed fawn was stillborn. An MRI scan revealed the fawn had one liver, one set of lungs, but two hearts and two heads.
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, asked Robert Utne, owner of Wild Images in Motion based in Savage, Minn., and his assistant Jessica Brooks to mount the rare little deer. Prairie Sportsmanrecorded the delicate process and toured Robert’s studio, with its fascinating collection of wildlife, including African cats, a warthog and a rhinoceros.
Chef Curt Anderson of Evansville, Minn. will also make an appearance, cooking up some delectable bacon-wrapped goose meatballs.
About Prairie Sportsman
Prairie Sportsman celebrates our love of the outdoors – to hunt, fish and enjoy recreation provided by our vast resources of lakes, rivers, trails and grasslands. The program’s mission is to encourage more people to become environmental stewards as they enjoy the natural world.
Prairie Sportsman is produced by Cindy Dorn and filmed and edited by Dan Balluff. The 2017 season is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, and by Ice Castle Fish Houses Manufacturing and Live Wide Open.