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February 3, 2015

MADISON - Landowners and land managers with an interest in deer and habitat management are encouraged to participate in an online chat Feb. 5 at noon to learn more about the Deer Management Assistance Program.

People can participate by going to the Department of Natural Resources website,, and searching keyword "chat" to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. People can also view past chats and sign up to receive email notifications.

DMAP enrollment can help enhance habitat for deer and other wildlife, and provides for habitat management alongside existing land use activities like agriculture and timber management.

In 2015, both public and private lands are eligible to participate in DMAP. Program cooperators at each level will receive immediate access to educational resources and updates.

Landowners and land managers with properties larger than 160 acres must apply before the March 1 deadline in order to qualify for Level 2 or 3 benefits in 2015. Properties less than 160 acres will be automatically accepted for Level 1 enrollment on a continuous basis.

For more information regarding DMAP and the application process, search the DNR website for keyword "DMAP."

To receive DMAP email updates and other information, visit and select the email icon near the bottom of the page to subscribe for updates for DNR topics. Follow the prompts and select the "Deer Management Assistance Program" option, found under wildlife management.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Nack, DNR big game section chief & DMAP coordinator, 608-264-6137

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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