Here are several ways the public may participate in deer season planning:
Each county in Wisconsin has a CDAC to provide input and recommendations to the department 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.
In early May, each CDAC will make recommendations to the department for the 2022 season based on deer herd metrics, county deer population goals and public feedback. This summer, the DNR will bring its recommendations for the 2022 season to the Natural Resources Board.
The public can submit questions about the process to [email protected].
More information is available on the DNR’s County Deer Advisory Councils webpage.