Wisconsin Deer News

2014 Wisconsin Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast is now available! August 30, 2014 DNR News
     With a number of 2014 fall hunting and trapping seasons just around the corner, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will once again offer a Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast. ... In 2014, 19 county units, in whole or in part, are designated as buck-only units. This approach will encourage herd growth. ... During the 2013 deer season, the department sampled 6,662 deer statewide from within and outside of the former CWD-MZ. With over 6,000 deer tested, 357 tested positive... Since 2002, CWD prevalence within our western monitoring area in the former CWD-MZ has shown an overall increasing trend in all sex and age classes...  counties within the Central 
Farmland and Southern Farmland zones hold abundant deer populations ... Quotas for management units within the Central Forest Zone have been reduced following two harsh winters and a decline in deer numbers ... Conditions during the winter of 2013-
2014 were severe across northern Wisconsin ... Fawn mortality averaged approximately 43 percent, and adult deer mortality was measured at 10 percent... 

Deer management program benefits from debate over rules August 30, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
... the state's Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) ... The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, represented by Ralph Fritsch of Townsend, offered five suggestions ... it would prefer DMAP landowners not be allowed to lease deer hunting rights on the property.  Among the issues: If a DMAP landowner can obtain antlerless tags and others in the area can't, the DMAP enrollee could leverage the program to charge higher lease rates...

 Banner deer year expected in 'K/D' August 29, 2014 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
 ... deer sightings are up throughout the farmland region of Kewaunee and Door counties.  The "let 'em go, let 'em grow" mantra — the passing up of young bucks to allow more to achieve their body and antler growth potential — appears to have morphed into a "let 'em go, let it (the herd) grow" ... 

Eau Claire, Relaxed deer hunt rules reasonable August 28, 2014  Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram 
... the deer herd ... appears to be healthy. City officials say an urban deer survey done in 1993 concluded that there were about 400 whitetails roaming the city limits. Most would agree that number appears to have increased ... The new ordinance allows bowhunters to shoot deer on smaller parcels as long as they are at least 50 yards from a home or have the owner’s written permission...

     Planning for the 2015 deer hunting season is underway, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress encourage anyone interested in discussing their local deer herd to attend a County Deer Advisory Council meeting this fall... To find a meeting location in your area [PDF] and learn more about County Deer Advisory Councils, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "CDAC."

Eau Claire, More land, lower fee proposed for urban deer hunt August 23, 2014 Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader
...  the city’s ordinance change would relax that requirement so bowhunters could use smaller private parcels as long as they’re 50 yards from a home or have that homeowners’ permission.  Obtaining a city permit for hunting deer also would drop from $45 to $20 ...

Deer Hunting in Wisconsin August 20, 2014 Realtree
... While the state is trying to make its complex system more simple, it also seems willing to ignore the fact that CWD is expanding in southern Wisconsin, relaxing regulations and eliminating seasons meant to curtail the disease, a result of serious pressure from the hunting community ...

Landowners allowed to sell antlerless deer permits August 13, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ·
... Landowners enrolled in the state's fledgling Deer Management Assistance Program will be allowed to sell antlerless deer permits under a rule approved Wednesday by the Natural Resources Board.... Deer Management Assistance Programs are run in more than a dozen states...

...The nonprofit “River Valley Deer Management” will attempt to cull deer herds in Bayport through a bow hunt this fall. [From their website:  RiverValley Deer Management LLC is a Wisconsin corporation made up of six Hudson residents with decades of archery experience.] ... Residents on Point Road generally favor thinning the herd, according to a survey conducted by city staff...

...   The Natural Resources Board approved today the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' recommendations to establish a deer hunting season in which the use of a crossbow is allowed... The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrent with the archery season...

... The “Snapshot Wisconsin” project hopes to work with citizens statewide to monitor and maintain about 4,000 trail-cameras to document what’s living on the state’s diverse landscapes. The survey will use a statewide grid with four trail-cameras in every 6-by-6-mile township, or one every nine square miles... To learn more about “Snapshot Wisconsin,”  CLICK HERE

Change in Wisconsin Deer Hunting Rules August 5, 2014 WNDR News
       Deer management unit boundaries have changed as a result of an extensive two-year review of Wisconsin's deer management program. Deer hunters are encouraged to check the 2014 deer management unit designations map and 2014 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations booklet for information regarding management units.

Fines, probation in wild animal poisoning case August 5, 2014 Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Reporter
... The poisoning used baits designed to kill predators in order to improve deer hunting, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil has said...

... The program enlists sportsmen and women as well as homeowners to help survey the deer population. The DNR is sending out 14,000 invitations to hunters who took part in the deer hunt last year to get keep track of the deer they see, but the public is also invited to help. Operation Deer Watch

Crossbows ready to make entrance during deer season August 2, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
... . Beginning this fall, all legal hunters in Wisconsin, regardless of age or physical ability, will be able to use a crossbow to hunt deer in a season concurrent to the archery deer season... Michigan has allowed crossbow use during its archery deer season since 2009. The first year, 19% of hunters used a crossbow during the Michigan archery deer season. In 2011, it increased to 37%; in 2012, it was 43.7%; and in 2013, it was 49.5%...

The Wild Side: New deer management program August 1, 2014 Wisconsin, Starjournalnow
... Each county in the state is currently forming a County Deer Advisory Council or CDAC. This council will be made up of six to eight members who volunteer and apply to participate. Any applicant must represent an identified stakeholder group. Naturally, hunters will be at the table, but other groups will include agriculture, forestry, tourism, transportation and someone from a municipality to represent urban or metropolitan deer issues...

Wisconsin asks public to help survey deer herd July 29, 2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune
... The DNR will launch Operation Deer Watch this week – asking the public to report the number of deer they see from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30... This unique collaboration of data from the public, along with deer observations collected by DNR staff, provides valuable information regarding the reproductive status of Wisconsin's deer herd in 2014... For more information, videos, and past results, go to the DNR website and search "deer watch."

Wisconsin towns fight repeal of bow ban July 25, 2014 Watch Dog
... the state’s new law that repeals local bans on using crossbows and other bow weapon ... To comply with state law, the city of Racine will have to allow bow hunting on private land, but officials are pushing for a new ordinance to ban the activity in city parks and other public land ...

New crossbow deer hunting season will be offered in 2014 July 23, 2014 Wisconsin, Star Journal 
... The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrent with the regular archer season. During open firearm seasons, a gun deer license will authorize bow and crossbow use ... 

'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.

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: In 2014 an estimated 1,182,000 white-tailed deer. 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 (worst in 20 years) have reduced deer populations. In Sawyer County, 40% percent of deer tracked for a study died.  To help rebuild herds 19 counties, about the northern third of the state,  have no doe hunting in 2014.  The largest "no doe" zone in 20 years.  Fawn mortality was estimated at 43 percent.  Populations in the Central Forest and the Central and Southern Farm areas fared better. 
    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. About 650,000 deer licenses sold annually. History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin
     Two deer in Marathon County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in 2014.  Since 2008, CWD has been detected in 35 counties in deer or elk.
     Deer management was reorganized along county boundaries in 2014, each county is forming a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) of six to eight members.

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

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Operation Deer Watch - volunteers collecting data for DNR
- 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