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Take Five Minutes To Make Your Voice Heard On The Future Of Deer Hunting In Wisconsin

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 6 days ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified 6 days ago at 6 days ago

Two white-tailed deer stand in falling snow. This January, Wisconsinites have the opportunity to weigh in on the next three years of deer management in their counties. / Photo Credit: iStock

Every three years, Wisconsinites like you have the chance to weigh in on what the future of deer hunting will look like in your county. Between now and Jan. 13, let us know your thoughts on proposed herd-size objectives in your county.

Giving your input takes only a few minutes and helps the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and your local deer advisory council make sure you have a chance to give your input on deer management.

Provide feedback on the DNR webpage here.

What Are Herd Objectives?

County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) provide recommendations to the DNR that help determine the herd-size objective (increase, decrease and maintain) for their county every three years.

Fall 2020 marks the end of the last three-year cycle, and meetings this winter will help determine herd size objectives for 2021 to 2023. Councils developed their preliminary recommendations in December, and now we need the public to weigh in before the councils’ final meeting later this month.

What Happens Next?

Following the public comment period, each county’s deer advisory council will meet once more between Jan. 19-25 to consider public input and make final recommendations for herd-size objectives. The meetings are open to all, and attendees are not required to pre-register to attend.

The DNR will review final herd objectives following the January meetings and provide recommendations to the Natural Resources Board for approval in February. More information can be found on the DNR website.

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