Contact(s): Jeff Pritzl, acting DNR deer program specialist, 920-662-5127
February 26, 2019
MADISON - County Deer Advisory Councils throughout Wisconsin will hold meetings the week of March 11 or March 18 to start the antlerless harvest quota and permit setting process for the 2019 deer seasons.
Final CDAC meetings will take place the week of April 15. Deer hunting season structure options for each county will also be discussed by the Councils. Those options may include extended antlerless deer hunting seasons necessary to reach county deer population objectives.
All council meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity to provide feedback as each Council develops their preliminary recommendations. Those interested in attending can find a schedule of CDAC meetings and their locations in the searchable CDAC database.
In addition to attending CDAC meetings, the public can review and comment on preliminary recommendations through an online survey, found by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "CDAC" from April 1-10.
Public feedback is considered alongside trends in metrics relative to deer management, winter impacts, and historical season structure and harvest data provided by Department of Natural Resources biologists, foresters and law enforcement.
DNR staff will review CDAC recommendations following the April meetings and provide recommendations to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May. Following Natural Resources Board approval, final recommendations will be in effect for the 2019 deer seasons.
Additional information pertaining to CDAC population objective recommendations, agendas and membership is available at keyword "CDAC." Additional questions can also be sent via email to DNRCDACWebMail@wisconsin.gov.