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Contact(s): Brian Dhuey, 608- 221-6342 or Jes Rees Lohr, 608- 221-6360
January 19, 2016

MADISON -- As the deer hunting season comes to a close, state wildlife officials are reminding hunters to send in their wildlife observations. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources asks hunters to record all of their hunting activity throughout the deer season, even if no wildlife sightings were made during a hunt. The observations provide biologists with an index to abundance for many wildlife species.

People have until Jan. 31 to submit wildlife observation sheets.
People have until Jan. 31 to submit wildlife observation sheets.
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All wildlife sightings made Sept. 12 through Jan. 3 can be submitted until the survey closes Jan. 31. Participants can access the survey webpage by going to the DNR website,, and search keyword "Deer Hunter Wildlife." Tally sheets can be filled out either electronically or printed from the site and later mailed.

At the end of each year, participants will receive a personalized summary of all recorded wildlife from that season. Final results of the survey will be made available at the end of February 2016.

Mail tally sheets to: Wildlife Surveys, Attn: Brian Dhuey, Wisconsin DNR, 2801 Progress Road, Madison, WI 53716.

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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