Hunters asked to look for marijuana growersby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season starts on Saturday and hunters will spot a special request on the last page of their regulations pamphlet. The Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to keep an eye out for illegal drug operations.
Law enforcement is hoping that hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts will report back if they see marijuana plants or suspicious make-shift camp sites. Since 2008, twelve large marijuana plots have been discovered in Wisconsin's national forests.
David Spakowicz, Division of Criminal Investigation director of field operations for Wisconsin's eastern region, discussed the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
- Morning Edition, 11/15/2012, 7:40 a.m.