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Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program

Wisconsin has a program that assists farmers when wildlife damage their agricultural crops. The Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program (WDACP) provides damage prevention assistance and partial compensation to farmers when wild deer, elk, bear, geese and turkeys damage their agricultural crops. Wildlife managers issue agricultural damage shooting permits to farmers for removal of deer - and occasionally bear, geese and turkeys - that cause damage.

There is also assistance for people experiencing urban nuisance wildlife problems.

Contact information
For information about how to deal with wildlife causing crop damage, contact:
Brad Koele
Wildlife damage biologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
715-356-5211 ext. 234
Last revised: Wednesday March 26 2014