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Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt stumbled 12 years ago upon a sight many Wisconsinites hope to see this weekend deer.
But Boszhardt wasn't hunting in the woods. He was 150 feet inside a sandstone cave in the Kickapoo Valley, his flashlight in the damp darkness revealing 20 figures drawn upon the stone.
The abstract designs inside Tainter Cave were of hunters with bows and arrows, taking aim at deer - some with images of fawns in their abdomen.
And they weren't the spray-painted graffiti he so commonly encountered on cave walls in Wisconsin, but the remnants of a culture that lived in the region roughly 1,000 years ago.
"You're staring at this wall in wonderment," Boszhardt said. "I knew it was old, but what did it mean?"