April public comment period will provide opportunity to give feedback regarding preliminary...

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  1. By Central Office April 2, 2015

    Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-261-7589

    MADISON - County Deer Advisory Councils have released preliminary antlerless harvest and permit level recommendations, and a public comment period open through April 15 will provide an opportunity to submit feedback.

    Antlerless quota recommendations will help determine the number of antlerless permits available for the 2015 deer hunting season and help councils work to increase, decrease or maintain their local deer herd, depending on which objective was selected as a result of 2014 meetings.

    "CDACs will consider both the three-year population objective and factors like harvest data and winter severity when they discuss quota recommendations and permit levels," said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist. "Public input will continue to be a critical component of CDAC recommendations."

    Once the public comment period has ended, each council will evaluate feedback received from the public and submit a final recommendation to the department. Comments are also welcome at final council meetings from April 20-23.

    To submit your feedback and learn more about County Deer Advisory Councils, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "CDAC."

    If you would like to receive email updates and other information regarding deer hunting and season structure in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for "subscribe for updates for DNR topics." Follow the prompts and select "white-tailed deer" within the "hunting" list.

    Last Revised: Thursday, April 02, 2015