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Public meeting takes aim at white-tailed deer herd in northeast Wisconsin

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Published: February 28, 2013 by the Northeast Region

Contact(s): Jeff Pritzl, wildlife biologist (920) 662-5127; Trish Ossmann, public affairs manager (920) 662-5122

NORTHEAST Wis. - While the hunting season might be months away, planning for the 2013 deer hunting season is underway. Wildlife biologists with the Department of Natural Resources invite anyone interested in discussing the status of the deer herd in northeast Wisconsin to attend one of several public meetings being held in the area.

Deer herd management throughout Wisconsin depends greatly on information provided by the public. This is the first formal opportunity of the year for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the possible structure of the 2013 deer hunting seasons with DNR wildlife managers.

Local wildlife biologists will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the current status of the deer herd. They will listen to ideas and observations about local deer numbers, and discuss possible strategies to manage them. Available for viewing are deer harvest histories and other information provided by hunters through deer registration from the 2012 season.

A list of local meetings can be found on our website at http://dnr.wi.gov, keywords "Deer Hunter Forum". Those unable to attend a local meeting may still provide their input about their favorite deer management unit using an on-line herd status summary and survey which will be active from March 18 to April 12, 2013. The survey will be on our website under the "Deer Hunter Forum" keywords during that time. Comments and survey results will be compiled and provided to the wildlife biologist responsible for each county.

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