Ozaukee County Sees New Baiting Ban

A farm-raised deer on a deer farm in Sheboygan County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. This positive result is within 10 miles of the Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington county borders. So, a new baiting and feeding ban will go into effect in Ozaukee County.

State law requires the DNR to enact a three-year baiting and feeding ban in counties with CWD. DNR must enact a two-year ban in adjoining counties within 10 miles of a CWD detection. If additional CWD cases are found during the lifetime of a baiting and feeding ban, the ban will renew for an additional two or three years.

This detection will cause the following:

  • Ozaukee will begin a two-year baiting and feeding ban on Feb. 15, 2024.
  • Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington counties will renew the bans already in place.

The DNR also reminds the public that it is illegal to hunt over an area previously used for legal baiting and feeding until that area is completely free of bait or feed for 10 consecutive days.