Wisconsin Deer News

'Snapshot Wisconsin' project to put eye on wildlife July 19, 2014 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
... The "Snapshot Wisconsin" project hopes to work with citizens across the state to monitor and maintain about 4,000 trail cameras ... Stenglein hopes the study will help the DNR piece together a comprehensive map showing wildlife numbers and distribution patterns, and how they change by season. Currently, much of what we know about wildlife populations is based on harvest data ...

Offended by rotting deer carcasses July 13, 2014 Wisconsin, La Crosse Tribune 
... In Wisconsin we celebrate whitetail deer as the state mammal. So we honor the deer hit by our vehicles by letting them rot on the roadside for months.  Presently there are seven such deer in the I-90-La Crosse River area...

Wisconsin DNR, UW working on new land map July 4, 2014 La Crosse Tribune
... The DNR and UW-Madison plan to use fresh data from satellites to map more than 40 types of land cover in Wisconsin... 

      Following a record-breaking harsh winter, a statewide effort to assess the condition of car-killed deer is helping researchers understand winter's impacts on Wisconsin's deer herd. This information is in addition to radio telemetry monitoring of deer over the last four years has that has also provided insight into winter's impacts on deer ... 522 deer were sampled statewide during a period when fat reserves were at their lowest point of the year...
      In the southern portion of the state, 40 percent of adult deer sampled had rump fat, while rump fat was present in only 14 percent of adult deer sampled in the north. A greater proportion of deer in the north had little or no organ fat, as opposed to deer in the south. Similarly, bone marrow condition was better in the south than the north, and adults were more likely to have fatty marrow than juveniles in both the north and south.

Scientist defends passive CWD approach June 30, 2014 Wisconsin,  Sheboygan Press 
... The deer herd in the CWD core area has not collapsed and few if any sick deer are ever observed or photographed in thousands of game camera photos ... Despite over $40 million in spending and herculean efforts by the DNR initially to eradicate and now to contain or control CWD, these efforts have not stopped or controlled the spread of CWD...

Program advocating hunting launches in Wisconsin June 28, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
... The Wisconsin program is funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation of Newtown, Conn.... a trade association for the firearms industry... Estimates of the annual economic impact of hunting in Wisconsin range from $1 to $4 billion, depending on formulas used... 

State's deer population not threatened by wolves June 26, 2014 Wisconsin, Madison 
... The DNR estimates that a wolf kills about 20 deer a year. International Wolf Center statistics show Wisconsin had between 809 and 834 wolves in the winter of 2013.  That would mean the yearly wolf take would be less than 17,000 ... 

DNR Deer Management Assistance Program off to a solid start June 25, 2014 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
...  DMAP will give landowners the tools and technical assistance needed to manage their property for deer and other wildlife. The program encourages sound land stewardship practices on private and public land and is intended to improve relationships between landowners, hunters and DNR... DMAP enrollment statistics illustrate the public's interest in hands-on wildlife management...

Passive approach to CWD worth a try June 21, 2014 Wisconsin,  Madison.com
... deer were reduced to infectious vermin, disposed of in landfills and even compared to 55-gallon drums of toxic waste by a Natural Resources Board member. These efforts have not substantially reduced the deer population or the prevalence of CWD ... Wisconsin and other states have concluded that CWD eradication is not a realistic disease management objective... More than 95 percent of the deer testing positive for CWD do not show clinical signs of the disease and appear perfectly healthy...

DNR plain aims to let landowners in deer program sell antlerless tags June 21, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Enrollment in the program, begun earlier this year, is off to a slow start ...  the DNR had received 114 applications for DMAP ... This would be the first time the DNR would allow the transfer of what could be dozens of tags by an individual landowner or co-op on property not open to the general public...

A tale of two predators: the wolf and the bear June 19, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
...  Many sportspeople erroneously blame the 600 to 1,000 wolves in Wisconsin as the major culprit in the lowering of deer populations in the north. Bears are incredibly efficient at preying on fawns but, again for the most part, are given a pass by hunters... somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 bears in Wisconsin ...

June is dangerous month for highway deer crashes June 18, 2014 Wisconsin,  Wausau Daily Herald 
... In 10 of the last 17 years, June registered as the first or second-worst month for injuries from vehicle-deer collisions... While mother deer are busy watching newborns, yearlings — deer born last summer — are less cautious and roam unsupervised. ... 

Wolves aren't biggest threat for deer June 16, 2014 Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Reporter 
... Wolves were not linked to any fawn deaths in the Northern Forest study area near Winter, and starvation was the top fawn-killer in the Eastern farmlands study area near Shawano... some does — probably yearlings and 2-year-olds that are still growing — apparently couldn’t produce milk after giving birth...

... attached radio-collars to 139 newborn fawns over the past three springs ... Roughly 31 percent died each year, with most succumbing soon after birth. Of fawns monitored, 14 percent (20) died of starvation/disease, 7 percent fell to coyotes, 3 percent were road-kills, 2 percent died of unknown causes, 1 percent fell to bobcats, 1 percent fell to bears and 2 percent fell to predators that couldn’t be identified ...

...  It’s typically the time many search for a place to give birth and yearlings separate from their mother... 18,313 deer vs. motor vehicle crashes were reported in 2013...

   The following studies have been updated and posted to the Wisconsin DNR site, find them using the link above:    White-tailed Deer Population Status, 2013  By Robert E. Rolley.   Summer Deer Observations, 2013, By Daniel J. Storm.  Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, 2013, By Jes Rees and Brian Dhuey.  Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin Deer, 2013, By Erin Larson.  Winter Severity Indices, 2012-2013, By Daniel J. Storm

Lead shot threatens eagles, study says June 5, 2014 Wisconsin, Quad City Times
... Bald eagles are dying because they are eating the remains of deer that have been shot using lead ammunition, according to a two-year study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service... the study tested the livers of 168 dead eagles ... and found that 48 percent had detectable concentrations of lead while 21 percent had concentrations considered lethal...

What's Killing the Deer? June 4, 2014 Wisconsin, International Wolf Center
... between 1997 and 2012, comparing four DMUs inhabited by wolf packs to three DMUs in east-central Wisconsin where wolves were absent. The number of harvested bucks dropped significantly between the 2007 and 2008 seasons not only in the wolf DMUs but in the wolf-free DMUs as well. The decline occurred again in 2009. Whatever caused the decline surely did not involve the wolves ...Wolves certainly eat their fair share of deer, roughly 20 adult-sized deer per wolf per year...

D Pere, Communities not ready to act on urban deer June 4, 2014 Wisconsin, Appleton Post 
... De Pere’s City Council this week voted to accept its Park Department recommendation to take no action. ...

Deer preserve fined ... CWD June 3, 2014 Wisconsin, Penn Live
... a Wisconsin deer hunting preserve agreed to a civil forfeiture for failing to test hunter-killed deer for chronic wasting disease, with the preserve's non-compliance with state regulations first identified in 2010... "CWD surveillance is a priority for this department so the rules exist for a good reason," said State Veterinarian Paul McGraw...

... Like mad cow disease, widely believed to stem from the cost-cutting practice of feeding cows to cows, chronic wasting disease may also have man-made origins. In the mid-1960s, the Department of Wildlife ran a series of nutritional studies on wild deer and elk at the Foothills Wildlife Research Facility in Fort Collins, Colorado and soon after the studies began, however, Foothills deer and elk began dying from a mysterious disease ...

Doing nothing about CWD means nothing May 30, 2014 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press-Gazette 
... 2012 research paper by Stacie Robinson, Ph.D., and Professor Michael Samuel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison... “Wild cervid (deer) populations are unlikely to evolve quickly enough for selection to influence disease management, although long-term selective breeding may be feasible for captive cervids.” [p. 1057] ... the paper also states: Although relying on genetic change may not be viable for short-term disease management, CWD could exert considerable force to drive genetic evolution of host populations on an ecologically relevant timescale, especially in unharvested populations where greater CWD prevalence and mortality risk may lead to stronger selective pressure. [p. 1057]

Wisconsin: How widespread was the drop in the kill of antlerless deer in the northern part of the state? We take a closer look at last fall's hunt. - May 30, 2014





...  deer have become more active this time of year, as does look for places to give birth, and young deer separate from their mothers ...

... "With the severity of this past winter, recommending a buck only hunting season for much of Northern Wisconsin is a first step in allowing the deer population to recover," said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp... In 2014, 19 counties (all or in whole) and four tribal reservation deer management units will allow buck only hunting with an antlerless quota of zero for most hunters. New deer management units will follow county lines and reservation boundaries. .. The board also established the boundaries of an updated CWD affected area. This area will include 35 counties where CWD has been detected in either wild or game farm deer or elk since 2008...

DNR proposes bigger 'no doe' zone to help rebuild deer herd May 21, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
... Under rules proposed by the Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin hunters in 19 counties will be prohibited from shooting an antlerless deer in 2014, the largest such "no doe" zone in more than two decades... "The goal is to help them rebuild by not taking does." ... consecutive severe winters ...

Newport, Second-annual deer hunt to take place in Newport May 21, 2014 Wisconsin, Pierce County Herald 
... desired maximum number of deer per square mile is 20. The city of Newport is approximately 1.66 square miles. Using a multiplier of 30 percent to estimate the actual deer population, the DNR concluded that the number of deer in Newport to be 52.  “Technically we should only have 10 deer,” City Administrator Deb Hill said. “So we have 42 deer too many.” [do the math: 1.66 square miles times 20 deer per square mile is 33 deer, not 10]

Deer hunting changes for northwoods hunters May 17, 2014 Wisconsin, Fox11
...  the worst winter in the last 20 years for the northwoods deer population...  A survey of collared deer in Sawyer County revealed 40% of those animals died, that’s an increase of 17% over last year.... DNR wants to suspend antlerless hunting in the northern third of the state...

Specialist thins deer herd on Sheboygan's north side May 16, 2014 Wisconsin, Sheboygan Press
... The city spent $7,000 this year to hire a specialist to begin shooting deer — primarily does — in a controlled area near the river using a rifle outfitted with a silencer device. The effort took longer than anticipated, as the harsh winter meant deer either perished or moved to other areas in search of food...

... in Ashwaubenon ...  In seven square miles, 134 deer were counted. The Department of Natural Resources recommends 25 deer per mile. That means by the February count Ashwaubenon is below the recommendation ... De Pere officials say ... “The community says they’re not a problem, so it’s not really my place to say we should be hunting them...

... Winter weather killed so many Wisconsin deer over the last two years that state officials plan to take the unusual step of recommending that no antlerless deer licenses be issued in the northern third of the state for the upcoming hunt.  A year without antlerless tags should help deer numbers build back up ...

DNR collecting road kill deer for research May 13, 2014 Wisconsin, Upper Michigans Source
... "What we're looking for are different types of fat deposits on the body of the deer to help with determining the condition of the White-Tailed deer in the severe winter we had," said Joshua Martinez, a Wildlife Biologist with the Wisconsin DNR... If you find a deer carcass in Florence County, the DNR is asking that you call them at (715) 528-4400 ext. 119 to reach Josh Martinez. 

Survival and Cause-Specific Mortality of White-tailed Deer [Video and slideshow presentation] May 9, 2014 Wisconsin, WDNR News
     This study was designed to provide rigorous estimates of the buck recovery rate or its Deer Skarliscomponents (buck survival and cause-specific mortality), and hence increased accuracy of SAK (Sex-Age-Kill) population estimates. Additionally, this study will enhance our understanding of the effects and magnitude of hunter bias on estimates of cause- and age-specific mortality rates on male deer, and a greater understanding of spatial and temporal effects on variation in mortality of male deer across Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's white and albino deer May 6, 2014 Wisconsin,  manitowochub.htrnews.com 
... a 'pocket' in Sauk County in which white or albino deer have lived and thrived for decades. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has had regulations making it illegal to hunt these animals since 1940... a question on the ballot (# 35) at the Spring Hearings that asked whether or not the state of Wisconsin should 'legalize the harvest of white and albino deer statewide'. The vote tally was 1,915 yes votes and 3,939 voting no ...

US Losing War Against Deer Disease, CWD May 6, 2014 Wisconsin, NewsBlaze
... Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials in Wisconsin and other states assured the public that deer meat was safe, even if it harbored CWD, as long as they avoided eating a deer's brain, eyeballs, spinal cord, spleen and lymph nodes-the parts also implicated in mad cow disease. But scientific articles suggested most of the animal contained prions including its kidneys, pancreas, liver, muscle, blood, fat and saliva, antler velvet and birthing material...

Spooner Advocate ·
... [Northwestern Wisconsin] ...  the deer herd is in bad shape following the most severe winter on record and needs to rebuild...  Washburn and Burnett counties ... DNR biologists in both counties will recommend zero antlerless quotas, making it a buck-only hunt...A few years ago I asked how many people in the audience would be in favor of zero antlerless tags. Almost every hand went up.”  “The DNR didn’t listen, now here we are,” said another member of the audience...

Second deer at Marathon County hunting preserve found to have CWD April 20, 2014 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune 
... There’s no way to tell whether the CWD-positive deer from Wilderness Whitetails has infected wild deer in the area, officials say, or vice-versa. Wilderness Whitetails is enclosed by a single fence, so it’s possible that a wild deer could have close contact with infected, captured deer.  “There have been photos from across the country showing wild deer and captive deer standing nose to nose,” ...

Confusion reigns at DNR deer forum April 19, 2014 Wisconsin, Sheboygan Press 
... Since a lot of public land is overpressured, many believe making it harder to get a tag for a doe on public would help the herds rebound in those areas, making for more of a quality experience ... People who are interested can check out how Kewaunee and Door County attendees voted, and the statewide numbers, at http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/springhearing.html.

Morrison County, Presentation offered on deer densities April 18, 2014 Wisconsin, Morrison County Record
...  an action plan to raise deer densities in Central and East Central Minnesota will be held in Little Falls Wednesday, April 30... 

New deer rules attract crowds at conservation hearings April 18, 2014 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press-Gazette 
... Official attendance for Monday’s hearings, held in all 72 Wisconsin counties, was 7,053 ... Much of the 2013 increase occurred in Dane, Door, Polk, Marathon and Milwaukee counties. Representatives of animal-rights and silent-sports groups won four races — two in Polk, and one each in Dane and Milwaukee — to become county delegates to the WCC last year.  These groups were present again Monday, but won only one of four elections they entered ...

Oneida County, Local DNR officials to propose buck only hunt April 18, 2014 Wisconsin, Star Journal 
... DNR Wildlife Specialist Jeremy Holtz told the crowd that his office will recommend a buck only hunt this year in order to alleviate pressures on a dwindling deer herd... “And our deer numbers are a concern. We have an estimated 20,000 deer in Oneida County and we have 13,000 to 15,000 hunters. So you can see how those numbers are an issue.” ...

Zero antlerless permits likely to be issued in Northern Forest Zone April 17, 2014 Wisconsin, Price County Daily
... Last May the Northwoods was “treated” to a late season snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow on the ground. That also seems to have had a profound impact on the health of the herd. Beringer said antler development on nearly every buck he saw at the registration stations last fall had lower-than-normal development and that nearly every yearling buck, along with many two-year old deer, were spikes...

DNR gauging winter's effects on deer herd April 17, 2014 Wisconsin, Wausau Daily Herald 
... about 30 percent of the collared fawns in the northern study have died this winter, while roughly 15 percent have died in the farmland area. In contrast, adult deer in both study areas appear to be doing well with six percent losses in the north and two percent losses in the farmlands...

Proposal would limit feeding and baiting deer April 16, 2014 Wisconsin, Fox11
...  hunters from across the state took part in a survey... The question calling for the ban had backing from 60 percent of the voters... Any changes in deer hunting rules will be made by the state Legislature...

Ashwaubenon deer population should not be killed April 16, 2014 Wisconsin, GreenBayPressGazette.com
... We are deeply saddened and disappointed that the Ashwaubenon Village Board is considering killing off many of the approximately 125 deer currently residing within village limits.  The deer population is native to this area and there is no adequate justification for trying to remove them ...Killing “excess” animals is not management...

Ashland County, Extremely severe winter has major impact on area deer herd April 16, 2014 Wisconsin, Ashland Wi 
... Naas said because of the severe deer mortality over the past two winters, he would not recommend any antlerless permits for this season, and that there might not be any available in 2015, except for youth, class A and C disabled hunters and military members home on leave ...  in 2013, the local buck harvest was down 23 percent, while the antlerless harvest was down 40 percent...

... the annual Sawyer County fishing and hunting rules hearing and Conservation Congress ... DNR wildlife biologist Laine Stowell, who said biologists are recommending a “bucks only” hunt this fall in northern Wisconsin units due to the effects on the deer herd of the brutal winter of 2013-14... starting in 2015, a Sawyer County committee (not yet established) will make the annual antlerless harvest quota recommendations...

...  The report says some deer died from trauma associated with running into the fence...  the DNR confirmed Tuesday evening that they were husky breed dogs. The USDA report says that two of the dogs were killed by the property owner inside the facility fence ...

... DNR wildlife staff are making extra efforts this spring to find and examine deer that have been struck by a vehicle. These general health assessments are trying to look at the overall health of the deer. Wildlife staff will be looking at fat levels at numerous parts of the body as well as checking for pregnancy. With a goal of ten assessments per county, the department hopes to gain a broad view of how winter impacts deer on a large scale.
    "A statewide effort to monitor body condition will give us a better sense of just how strongly this winter has impacted deer populations," said DNR Science Services research scientist Daniel Storm. "The county by county information will help us understand where the impacts of this winter were most severe.  The department is also paying close attention to the survival rates of over 200 radio-collared deer that are part of a four year deer research project...

Outdoor lovers vote to ban baiting, feeding April 15, 2014 Wisconsin, Sheboygan Hub
...  One question asked whether the state should ban deer baiting and feeding statewide 10 days before and during the 9-day November gun season.  Results the DNR released late Tuesday afternoon show 3,639 people voted yes and 2,180 voted no...

Pewaukee,  City eyes ways to check deer population April 16, 2014 Wisconsin, Living Lake Country 
... Officials heard from two concerned residents — Mark Buschman and Tom Perz — who asked to have a formal management plan ... As a starting point, Alderwoman Cheri Enters said she would favor a helicopter count as a means of gauging how many deer are spotted within the city's boundaries, and where they are most prevalent...

Marinette County, Deer season changes coming April 15, 2014 Wisconsin, EHEXTRA 
... Proposed antlerless quotas are much higher in the Central Farmland Zone of Marinette County than in the Northern Forest Zone, where quotas were lowered in part due to the high winter severity and expected deer mortality... Wisconsin is among the few states without automated deer registration. ...

Marathon County, DNR holds annual spring hearing April 14, 2014 Wisconsin, WFXS FOX55 
... we have had a very hard winter, so we will see some decline in the number of deer around here...

Deer Trustee Report sparks conversation at spring hearings April 14, 2014 Wisconsin, Chippewa Herald
...  the herd status for Chippewa County, saying the number of deer has remained steady in the last few years while spiking around the year 2000... Now hunters will need to specify whether their tags are for public or private lands ...

     The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. The Service’s Midwest Region received over $210 million dollars from the excise tax revenues....
     Wildlife Restoration Dollars are supporting a collaborative project by the Wisconsin DNR and the University of Wisconsin – Madison to study the mortality of white-tailed deer. The purpose of the study is to provide estimates of buck harvest rates, which will inform Wisconsin deer management and hunting policy. In addition to the buck project, the DNR and university are also partnering to study white-tailed deer fawn survival and cause-specific mortality to help measure population dynamics. The data from these studies will inform deer management decisions and improve hunting opportunities for Wisconsin hunters. Both of these projects have been made in part possible by Wildlife Restoration Dollars.

De Pere, Does The City Of De Pere Have Too Many Deer? April 8, 2014 Wisconsin, ABC2 WBAY 
... An aerial survey done in February found 119 deer within De Pere city limits... "there is no scientific formula that says you have a problem.  It's really up to the community ..."

Annual Conservation Congress meetings give residents a chance to be heard April 7, 2014 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune 
... Wisconsin is the only state that has full-blown state-sanctioned hearings for collecting suggestions of fish and game management from the public, said Ed Culhane, DNR communications. The Conservation Congress has been in place in Wisconsin for 80 years ... “Everybody is claiming there’s no deer in the central forest area,” ...

Cold, Snow Impacts Wild Animals  April 6, 2014 Wisconsin, WSAW-TV 
... Eric Anderson, Wildlife Ecology professor at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, said the deer and turkey population will be impacted the most by the cold and snow... he'd be surprised if the antler-less hunting list does not get cut down dramatically next year...

Deer mortality might not be as severe as winter weather April 5, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
... It's common to lose 5% of the deer herd to winter stress in a normal year, Kessler said. In severe winters, the number can exceed 30%... two deer along Highway FF near Brule... Both were killed as a result of vehicle collisions... A sample of two does not a study make. But Kessler said the deer were not on the verge of starvation...

State officials kept silent on CWD discovery at game farm April 4, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ·
... A state agriculture official acknowledged Friday that a second case of chronic wasting disease at a shooting preserve in Marathon County turned up on Feb. 24, but the agency declined to publicize the discovery... The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel learned of the newest case from veterinarian and former Natural Resources Board member David Clausen of Amery...

... . There are only 200 to 300 Albinos in the entire state of Wisconsin. We are very lucky to live near a State Forest and lots of private land. Albinos are protected in Northern Wisconsin and cannot be hunted...

White deer back in crosshairs? April 2, 2014 Wisconsin, Sauk Prairie Eagle
... State law has prevented the hunting of albino deer since 1940 ... a new question on the April 14 Wisconsin Conservation Congress voter ballot aims to steer a permanent, state-wide decision on the legality of hunting the rare animals...

Read the Wisconsin Deer Report from 2012.  Read the Proposal to Implement Recommendations based on the report from September, 2013.  The final recommendationsGreen Sheet of rules 


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Wisconsin Data: Pre-hunt deer deer population estimated at about 1.4 million in 2013, about 1.5 million in 2012  Long lasting winters in  2012-13 and 2013-14 have reduced deer populations. Estimated 1.14 million deer after 2011 hunting season and 1.16 million deer after 2010 hunting season.   Estimated 990,000 deer in January 2010.  Down significantly since 2000 based on legislated deer goals. Deer hunting estimated to have $1.3 billion in economic impact on the state. Wildlife watchers outnumber the state's 700,000 hunters. History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

Other estimates:
Estiimated pre-hunt deer in 2008: 1.52
Estimated pre-hunt deer in 1993: 1.15 million.
     About 150 elk in 2012.  Approximately 800 wolves in 2013 (809 to 834), 600 to 1,000 in 2014, down from about 1,000 wolves in  2011.  From 40,000 to 50,000 coyotes, many of which contain wolf DNA.  About 20,000 bears.  -.DataMine: Deer-hunting statistics, 1966-present

 - To report a sick deer observation please call the DNR call center toll free at 1-888-WDNR- INFo (1-888-936-7463), email DNRInfo@Wisconsin.gov, or use the chat feature on the DNR website.
- To report poaching, call the DNR at 1-800-847-9367

Other useful links:
Operation Deer Watch - volunteers collecting data for DNR
Wisconsin Deer Population Goals September, 2012
Whitetails Unlimited, a national non-profit conservation organization ... dedicating our resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment.
- Archived Public Chats with DNR related to deer management
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INTERIM REPORT OF FINDINGS BY, WISCONSIN WHITE-TAILED DEER TRUSTEE AND REVIEW COMMITTEE MARCH, 2012 Drs. James C. Kroll (Trustee), David C. Guynn, Jr. and Gary L Alt, Presented to,Wisconsin Department of Administration Madison, Wisconsin

Interim Report Summary



Deer Trustee Calls for Involvement of People

"Estimating the number of deer you have is the La Brea Tar Pit of deer managment"  Dr. James Kroll

End of Earn a Buck



The state has developed a survey system that uses observations from people around the state, a program that has gotten some significant press attention. Wisconsin Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey "The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for your help in monitoring the relative abundance and distribution of deer and other mammalian/avian wildlife species in the state....Since deer hunters often spend many quiet observation hours in the woods, you can provide valuable information about species that are often very difficult to measure. Past efforts in Wisconsin and other states (Ohio, Iowa and Missouri) have provided wildlife agencies with valuable information for managing many wildlife species.

WISCONSIN'S DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Bureau of Integrated Science Services, at 608-266-0531 for more information. ... tion goals for sections of the state called deer management units.
Deer Rehabilitation Policy - WDNR June 7, 2011 Information about deer rehabilitation in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan
White-tailed deer research projects
 
Petting Zoos With Deer in Wisconsin Central Wisconsin: Wisconsin Deer Park (wisdeerpark.com) in Wisconsin Dells; Here is a review from Tripadvisory.com: I go to this every year, I went multiple times on my last visit. I absolutely LOVE this place! You get one on one with deer! I love animals and nature. And being with them is just amazing. And even though it's in the city part of the Dells you don't really hear outside noise when you're there. It's really peaceful and fun. Definitely check this out if you love deer and other animals.
Southwestern Wisconsin: Peck's Farm Market East (pecksfarmmarketeast.com
Southeastern Wisconsin: Lake Geneva Animal Gardens (animalgardens.com)
Norther Wisconsin: Wilderness Walk Zoo and Recreation Park (wildernesswalkhaywardwi.com)

Wisconsin Deer Park



Ghost Deer