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DNR asks for hunters to record their wildlife observations

Published by Central Office September 11, 2018

Contact(s): Jessica Rees Lohr, DNR wildlife research scientist, 608-221-6349

MADISON - September hunting seasons usher in the tenth annual Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, a survey in which hunters can easily record their observations of deer and other wildlife while in the field.

Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey results help track abundance trends for Wisconsin's deer herd and other wildlife.

DNR staff ask archery and gun hunters to record all their hunting activity throughout the deer season, even if no wildlife sightings were made during a hunt. The observations provide the department with an index to abundance for many wildlife species.

Hunters can enter observations by desktop, mail, or as launched last year, by smartphone. For those now interested in submitting observations by smartphone, or who participated last year, a new version of the survey is available for download on the survey's webpage. For more information regarding this survey, visit, and search keywords "deer hunter wildlife."

At the end of the survey, participants can choose to receive a personalized summary of all recorded wildlife from that season. The survey period ends January 2019.

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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