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For information on science and research implementation, contact:
Dan Storm
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Bureau of Wildlife Management

Deer trustee report implementationScience & Research Action Team

There are a variety of ways to collect data on animal populations and the impact animals have on states resources. The science and research team will take a look at 20 of the 62 recommendations [PDF] that were made in the deer trustee report. The action team will evaluate a number of data collection methods for monitoring Wisconsin's deer herd in relation to deer habitat, deer impacts on natural resources and public desires for the deer herd. The action team will then make recommendations on which measures to use. The science and research team will also make recommendations on scientific research studies that should be conducted to increase knowledge of Wisconsin's deer herd.

Draft proposals

  1. Limit use of SAK accounting style models [PDF]
  2. Do away with population goals and estimates at DMU level [PDF]
  3. Replace current DMU population goal definition [PDF]
  4. Develop metrics for DMU population goal monitoring [PDF]
  5. Reduce number of DMUs, combine farmland region [PDF]
  6. Continue research on impacts of predators [PDF]
  7. Involve public with field-based research projects [PDF]
  8. Geospatial studies of predators, esp. wolves [PDF]
  9. Develop a new sampling protocol for CWD [PDF]
  10. DNR work closely with WCC at county level [PDF]
  11. Be proactive- use human dimensions research [PDF]
  12. Involve public in volunteer based data collection [PDF]
  13. Conduct annual late winter field necropsy study [PDF]
  14. Agreements with GLIFWC, also many other factors [PDF]
  15. Establish research steering committee [PDF]
  16. Human dimensions research development [PDF]
  17. Develop long-term research plan [PDF]
  18. Cooperative efforts with other agencies [PDF]
  19. Research projects of an applied nature [PDF]
  20. Project results should be extended to public [PDF]

Action Team information

Meeting date Meeting material Presentation material Additional resources
March 9
April 6
April 27
May 18
June 8
June 29
July 20
Last revised: Thursday July 25 2013