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Contact information
If you are interested in getting involved with the Conservation Congress or have a specific question about the Conservation Congress, contact:
Kari Lee-Zimmermann
Conservation Congress Liaison
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
608-266-0580 (phone)

DNR spring wildlife & fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Conservation Congress county meeting

Over 7,000 people attended the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 14. The hearings allowed citizens to comment and provide their input on proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, Conservation Congress advisory questions, and to submit resolutions for rule changes they would like to see in the future.

This year the annual spring deer herd status meetings were also held in conjunction with the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings. The herd status meetings provided an early opportunity for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the current status of the deer herd and ask other deer management questions. In addition, local wildlife biologists presented information about new deer hunting rules and regulations that were recently adopted as part of the implementation of the Deer Trustee Report.



Hearing locations

Please Note: Because all DNR fish and wildlife questions are advisory-only this year, there are no proposed changes to rule language.


Correction: There is an error in the background of NRB advisory question #46 in the spring hearing questionnaire. The second paragraph, fourth sentence should read: The Natural Resources Board feels banning baiting and feeding in counties where it is currently allowed will encourage deer movement during shooting hours and result in a more even distribution of deer available to hunters on both public and private lands.

Please Note: The proposed changes to the rule language for the DNR's fish and wildlife questions were not printed in the back of the 2011 spring hearing questionnaires. The proposed rule language can be viewed using the following links.


  • 2010 Spring hearing questionnaire
  • 2010 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2010 County resolution results


  • 2009 Spring hearing questionnaire [PDF 1,353KB]
  • 2009 Statewide spring hearing results [PDF 14KB]
  • 2009 County resolution results

For your information

Last revised: Thursday June 19 2014