Wisconsin Deer Season Comment Period Ends April 29

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 Apr 27th, 2020 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 27th, 2020 at 5:22 PM

Deer Season Comment Period Ends April 29

Make your opinion count!

Photo: Linda Freshwaters Arndt

Time is running out to provide feedback on preliminary recommendations for the 2020 deer hunting season structure.

The County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) public comment period runs through April 29.

Every county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC). These councils give you significant input into local deer management. These meetings are important for shaping the 2020 deer hunting seasons and annual antlerless harvest quotas.

Each CDAC is made up of representatives from different interest groups that provide recommendations to the DNR on deer management within their county. 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 quotas.

After the public comment period closes, CDACs will convene between May 4-7 to consider public feedback and determine their final recommendations for the 2020 deer hunting season. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, those recommendations will be finalized via phone conference. The most current information on meeting structure, dates and times is provided on the DNR website.

The DNR will review final CDAC recommendations following the May meetings and provide proposals 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]


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