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Public meetings throughout Wisconsin will gather input regarding the new waterfowl management plan

Contact(s): Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-266-8841
July 30, 2019



MADISON, Wis. - The public will review and provide comments on a proposed waterfowl management plan for Wisconsin at a series of public meetings being held around the state in August. The final comment period will end Friday, August 16 at midnight. After public comments have been collected, the plan's structure will be finalized for review by the Natural Resources Board later this fall.

A mallard duck getting banded. Banding waterfowl is one of the tool biologists use in waterfowl management. A new draft Wisconsin waterfowl management plan is now available for review and comment. - Photo credit: DNR
A mallard duck getting banded. Banding waterfowl is one of the tools biologists use in waterfowl management. A new draft Wisconsin waterfowl management plan is now available for review and comment.Photo credit: DNR

The Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan will guide how the Department of Natural Resources manages waterfowl for the next decade, directing habitat management for waterfowl, assessing and monitoring populations, managing harvest and hunting seasons, researching waterfowl and also improving hunter satisfaction, education and recruitment.

Public meetings will be held at the following locations:

The department will accept public comments on the proposed waterfowl management plan at each public meeting. If you would like to provide input directly or are unable to attend a hearing, written comments will be accepted through midnight Friday, March 16. Written comments can be sent to Taylor Finger or Jeff Williams, Wisconsin DNR, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, via email to Taylor.Finger@wisconsin.gov or Jeffrey.williams@wisconsin.gov or by calling 608-261-6458.

To view the proposed waterfowl management plan online, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "waterfowl."

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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