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March County Deer Advisory Council meetings provide great opportunity to play a key role in Wisconsin's deer management

Published by Central Office February 23, 2016

Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-261-7589

MADISON- Beginning March 14, County Deer Advisory Councils will review deer population data and other key information in order to develop preliminary antlerless quota and permit level recommendations on public and private lands. These meetings will also determine which additional deer hunting seasons may be offered in 2016.

Each CDAC meeting is open to the public - a meeting schedule is available at, keyword "CDAC" and in the Department of Natural Resources meeting calendar search words deer advisory councils. Antlerless quotas, permit levels and season structures are reviewed and set annually. Councils will review deer population statistics, 2015 harvest results, assess winter severity and other information to help form their 2016 recommendations.

In 2014, councils proposed a population objective (increase, decrease or maintain) for the county's deer herd. At March meetings, each council will continue to work toward population objectives through the 2017 deer seasons.

Councils will accept public comments prior to forming both preliminary and final recommendations. The public may attend and provide feedback at any CDAC meeting or send comments to CDAC members (a contact list is posted on the CDAC page of the DNR website).

For more information regarding CDACs and deer herd management in Wisconsin, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keyword "CDAC" or contact

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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