The Countdown Is On To Give Your Input On The WI, 2021 Deer Season

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 2 hours ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified 2 hours ago at 2 hours ago

Be sure to give us your input by April 25. / Credit: Wisconsin DNR

Public comment on your county’s deer season structure closes this Sunday, April 25. There is still time to provide feedback on preliminary recommendations for the 2021 deer hunting season antlerless harvest levels and season structure. Go to the online input tool to share your thoughts.

Your county’s deer advisory council has made its preliminary recommendations for the 2021 deer season in your area. To view each county’s recommendations, agendas, and members, visit the DNR’s County Deer Advisory Council webpage.

After the public comment period closes, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) will convene between May 3-7 to consider public feedback and determine their final recommendations for the 2021 deer hunting season.

Each county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council to provide input and recommendations to the department on deer management within their county. Each CDAC is made up of representatives from different interest groups that provide recommendations to the DNR on deer management within their county.

Councils work with local DNR staff to schedule meetings, provide community outreach and an opportunity for public input, review population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, develop recommendations on county population objectives and create annual antlerless harvest quotas.

Members review county-level population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, develop three-year recommendations on county population objectives and create annual antlerless harvest goals.

The CDAC recommendations and DNR recommendations will be presented to the Natural Resources Board for approval in June.

More information about CDAC population objective recommendations, agendas and membership is available here. Additional questions can also be sent via email to [email protected]

Due to technical difficulties, the public was not able to attend the latter part of the preliminary CDAC meetings for Fond du Lac and Juneau Counties. Recordings of the Fond du Lac and Juneau meetings are now available on the DNR website.

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