Find
ways to reduce wildlife-human conflict and avoid wildlife damage.
Explore
Wisconsin's rare plants, animals and natural communities.
Discover
tips to manage your land for wildlife.
Learn
about wildlife health and rehabilitation.
Contact information
For information on Herd health and CWD implementation, contact:
Tami Ryan
Wildlife health
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-266-3143

Deer trustee report implementationHerd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease Action Team

CWD was first detected in Wisconsin in 2002 when three deer taken by hunters near the village of Mount Horeb, about 10 miles southwest of Madison, tested positive. At the time, little was known or understood about the disease or its management. Since the discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin more than 11 years ago, much more has been learned about the disease itself and how it spreads, its potential impact on deer populations, diseases transmission and the prevalence rates of males and females.

Draft proposals

  1. Charge a fee for antlerless tags in CWD zone [PDF]
  2. Re-evaluate October antlerless season in CWD zone [PDF]
  3. Maintain bonus buck regulation in CWD zone [PDF]
  4. Consider a more passive approach to CWD in DMZ [PDF]
  5. Response plan focused on early detection [PDF]
  6. Herd health/CWD proposal [PDF]
  7. Provide more info on humans contracting a CWD variant [PDF]
  8. Decrease time required for CWD test results [PDF]
  9. Annual meeting of DMAP cooperators [PDF]
  10. DNR work closely with WCC at county level [PDF]
  11. Be proactive- use human dimensions research [PDF]
  12. Make Charlotte the Deer-mascot of CWD [PDF]
  13. Develop a Wildlife Disease Unit [PDF]

Additional Parking Lot Items

  1. Future of the CWD management zone [PDF]
  2. Harvest of white-deer in the CWD zone [PDF]
  3. Deer Rehibilitation in CWD zone [PDF]
  4. Reducing risk of new CWD introductions [PDF]
  5. Support of CWD research [PDF]

Action Team information

Meeting date Meeting material Presentation material Additional resources
March 9
April 6
April 27
May 18
June 8
June 29
July 20
Last revised: Monday August 12 2013