Deer hunter forum
The 2013 deer management unit survey results were collected from the public during the last two weeks of March 2013 as part of the DNR's annual process of informing hunters and other interested people about the current status of the white-tailed deer herd in each deer management unit of Wisconsin. Known as Deer Hunter Forums, these informational meetings were held in 34 locations around the state and over 700 people participated in person. Basic information about deer range, population estimates and harvest statistics were provided for local deer management units of interest to forum attendees. The public was also provided with an opportunity to obtain unit-specific information and contribute feedback through the DNR website. Over 13,300 surveys were filled out. Participants at both the in-person meetings and at home were provided with the same survey that allowed them to give their personal input/opinions to the DNR by answering multiple choice questions as well as by means of written comments/answers to questions that asked for their personal viewpoints.
The survey data was made available to DNR wildlife staff statewide and on a unit-by-unit basis for their consideration prior to the setting of season frameworks as well as antlerless deer harvest quotas and permit levels for the 2013 hunting season. The results provided are a combination of web-based and handwritten survey responses from in-person deer forums and online surveys. All written comments were not included in order to help shorten the document, remove redundancies and to protect the identity of individuals that included personal information in their written responses.
Scout from home
Click on the DMU below where you are going to hunt this year and find out local hunting information. This information will help you become familiar with your unit by providing a map, annual deer harvest information, hunting pressure, population goals and a note from your local biologist.
- Contact information
- For more information, contact:
- Melinda Nelson
Assistant big game ecologist