Contact(s): Derek Johnson, DNR assistant big game ecologist, 608-264-6023; Bob Nack, DNR DMAP coordinator, 608-264-6137
February 23, 2016
MADISON-Landowners, hunters and land managers with properties larger than 160 acres are reminded to submit a Deer Management Assistance Program application before March 1 in order to be eligible for benefits in 2016.
DMAP engages landowners and hunters to balance wildlife and habitat needs of their property, and all program participants will receive access to information on habitat and deer management, communication with local Department of Natural Resources staff, annual DMAP reports and DNR publications, and invitations to DMAP workshops.
Neighboring landowners with properties within one-half mile of each other are encouraged to explore enrolling as a group cooperative. Group cooperatives with a combined acreage of at least 160 acres receive a site visit and management plan. Group cooperatives provide an opportunity to improve relations and hunting opportunities among neighbors, share costs and equipment on habitat projects and benefit deer and other wildlife over a greater area.
To apply or learn more about the program, search the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "DMAP."
To receive DMAP email updates and other information, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for "subscribe for updates for DNR topics." Follow the prompts and select the "Deer Management Assistance Program" option, found under Wildlife Management.