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For information on the Deer Management Assistance Program, contact:
Bob Nack
DMAP Coordinator
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Deer Management Assistance Program "A partnership for healthy deer and healthy habitat"

Deer Management Assistance Program

The Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is a cooperative effort between the Department of Natural Resources, landowners, and hunters to provide habitat and deer herd management assistance to those interested in managing their property for wildlife. Wildlife and forestry professionals assist landowners with management practices that consider the ecological and social impacts white-tailed deer have on the landscape. In return, DMAP cooperators can chose to share habitat information, collect biological data and participate in DMAP workshops. This one-on-one relationship, stressing communication and cooperation, makes DMAP a flexible and effective deer management program for private and public lands alike.

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DMAP details

Whether you have five acres or five hundred, DMAP has something to offer. All DMAP cooperators have access to a vast library of habitat management resources, direct communication with professional biologists and foresters and regular workshops on a wide variety of topics. Depending on the number of acres enrolled in DMAP, landowners may also chose to have an on-site visit with a biologist and forester, who assess the overall health and quality of wildlife habitat on the property, and work with the landowner to formulate a property management plan based on the goals and objectives of the landowner.

DMAP level comparison table

*If recommended by professional biologist or forester.

DMAP cooperatives

One of the fundamental values of DMAP is that white-tailed deer are an important wildlife resource in Wisconsin, and should be held in the public trust for the benefit of all people. With over 300,000 acres of land enrolled across 71 counties, DMAP seeks to bring landowners and managers together to provide healthy habitat and healthy deer across the state. One way we achieve this is by forming group cooperatives between neighboring landowners. Properties that are within half a mile of one another may be enrolled under the same DMAP profile, allowing cooperators to share resources and potentially enroll at a higher level of DMAP than they would be able to individually. If you are interested in joining or forming a group cooperative, you are encouraged to reach out to your neighbors and apply with them, or contact your local DNR biologist, who may be able to put you in touch with nearby DMAP landowners.

Acres enrolled in DMAP by county

DMAP resource library

DMAP cooperators gain access to an extensive library of resources, including technical videos produced by DNR deer biologists, scientific articles on deer management, and instructional materials on a wide variety of habitat projects. The resource library is continually being updated with content from both the DNR and partner organizations and agencies.

Examples of DMAP resources:

Application information

Enrollment in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) requires a person to create a Web Access Management System (WAMS) account (username and password) with the State of Wisconsin. This one-time account activation will give you direct access to your MyDMAP account in the future. If you are applying as a group cooperative, the WAMS username and password that you create must be shared with all members to allow them access to the cooperative MyDMAP account.

You will need the following information to complete the MyDMAP application:

  • name,
  • mailing address,
  • phone number,
  • email address,
  • DNR customer ID,
  • birth date,
  • property location: township/range/section.
    Sources could include a plat book, tax records and the interactive map provided in MyDMAP

Sections in bold denote important information that is required from each landowner in a group cooperative.
Your privacy is important to us! Please be aware that all collected information will be secured and confidential.

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Last revised: Wednesday June 05 2019