LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

ways to reduce wildlife-human conflict and avoid wildlife damage.
Wisconsin's rare plants, animals and natural communities.
tips to manage your land for wildlife.
about wildlife health and rehabilitation.
Contact information
Questions can be directed to:
Eric Lobner
Deputy division adminstrator
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Deer trustee report implementation

The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration contracted with Dr. James Kroll (Deer Trustee) to conduct an independent review of Wisconsin's deer management practices. The result of this undertaking known as the Deer Trustee Report included over 60 recommendations designed to improve Wisconsin's deer management programs and the hunting experience. After significant effort by the public, the Wisconsin DNR and other partners and stakeholder groups, several rule changes have been made that will go into effect beginning with the 2014 deer hunting seasons.



DTR process overview and general objectives [PDF]


Name Title Action team Phone
Eric Lobner Deputy division administrator,
internal services
Coordinator 608-235-0860
Tami Ryan Section chief, wildlife health Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 608-266-3143
Mike Zeckmeister District wildlife supervisor Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 715-635-4090
Tim Marien Wildlife health assistant Herd Health/Chronic Wasting Disease 608-264-6046
Jeff Pritzl District wildlife supervisor Deer Management Assistance Program 920-662-5127
Brad Hutnik Forest ecologist/silviculturist Deer Management Assistance Program 608-267-3120
Scott Roepke Wildlife Biologist Deer Management Assistance Program 715-284-1403
Kevin Wallenfang Big game ecologist Regulations & Seasons Structure 608-261-7589
Karl Brooks Deputy chief warden Regulations & Seasons Structure 608-266-7820
Sam Jonas Wildlife Biologist Regulations & Seasons Structure 715-648-3054
Dan Storm Research scientist Science & Research 715-365-4712


Thank you for participating in the Deer Trustee Report survey [PDF]. We appreciate the time you took to give your thoughts on Wisconsin's white-tail deer population. The four action teams, regulations and season structure, science and research, Deer Management Assistance Program and herd health and chronic wasting disease, evaluated the survey results and developed the Final Deer Trustee Report rule package [PDF] which was approved by the Natural Resource Board on January 23, 2014, and by the Governor on February 8, 2014. If you have any questions, submit your comments or feel free to contact any of the action team liaisons. Again, thank you.

Last revised: Friday November 04 2016