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Raptor Center calls for hunters to donate deer hearts

A group that brings injured birds back to life is asking deer hunters to donate the hearts of their animals.

The Raptor Education Center of Antigo takes care of dozens of birds at a time. And director Marge Gibson says deer hearts are great food for them.

She says birds cannot digest a lot of fat, and the deer hearts are all muscle, and they're full of the protein birds need.

The raptor center relies on donations, and it spends thousands of dollars in certain months to care for the injured birds which are sent their way.

Zillman's of Wausau is collecting the deer hearts.