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Questions can be directed to:
Eric Lobner
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Deer trustee report implementation

The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration contracted with Dr. James Kroll (Deer Trustee) to conduct an independent review of Wisconsin's deer management practices. The result of this undertaking known as the Deer Trustee Report included over 60 recommendations designed to improve Wisconsin's deer management programs and the hunting experience. After significant effort by the public, the Wisconsin DNR and other partners and stakeholder groups, several rule changes have been made that will go into effect beginning with the 2014 deer hunting seasons.



DTR process overview and general objectives [PDF]


Name Title Action team Phone
Eric Lobner District wildlife supervisor Coordinator 608-235-0860
Tami Ryan Section chief, wildlife health Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 608-266-3143
Mike Zeckmeister District wildlife supervisor Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 715-635-4090
Tim Marien Wildlife health assistant Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 608-264-6046
Jeff Pritzl District wildlife supervisor Deer Management Assistance Program 920-662-5127
Brad Hutnik Forest ecologist/silviculturist Deer Management Assistance Program 608-267-3120
Scott Roepke Wildlife Biologist Deer Management Assistance Program 715-284-1403
Kevin Wallenfang Big game ecologist Regulations & Seasons Structure 608-261-7589
Karl Brooks Deputy chief warden Regulations & Seasons Structure 608-266-7820
Diane Brookbank Bureau director Regulations & Seasons Structure 608-267-7799
Sam Jonas Wildlife Biologist Regulations & Seasons Structure 715-476-7843
Karl Martin Section chief, wildlife and forestry Science & Research 608-224-7138
Dan Storm Research scientist Science & Research 608-221-6334

Submit comments

Want to give your input on the Deer Trustee Report (DTR) implementation, but were unable to attend the meetings, participate in a chat or complete a survey? We encourage you to submit your comments to the DTR Action Teams.


Thank you for participating in the Deer Trustee Report survey [PDF]. We appreciate the time you took to give your thoughts on Wisconsin's white-tail deer population. The four action teams, regulations and season structure, science and research, Deer Management Assistance Program and herd health and chronic wasting disease, evaluated the survey results and developed the Final Deer Trustee Report rule package [PDF] which was approved by the Natural Resource Board on January 23, 2014, and by the Governor on February 8, 2014. If you have any questions, submit your comments or feel free to contact any of the action team liaisons. Again, thank you.

Last revised: Friday March 27 2015