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Deer Population and Management

Wisconsin Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive 
Annual Reported Deer Kill from Hunting

1919        25,152
1924          7,000
1930         23,000
1932         36,009
1966 116,048
1967 136.119
1968 126,923
1969 103,995
1970   79,364
1971   77,357
1972   81,914
1973   90,561
1974 112,919
1975 130,966
1976 136,145
1977 148,700
1978 168,958
1979 141,588
1980 160,578
1981 195,756
1982 213,565
1983 230,476
1984 294,617
1985 315,046
1986 299,730
1987 293,181
1988 305,817
1989 356,586
1990 299.331
1991 419,617
1992 349,298
1993 270,592
1994 373,883
1995 467,271
1996 461,732
1997 359,628
1998 407,555
1999 494,407
2000 615,293
2001 444,384
2002 372,021
2003 483,951
2004 517,366
2005 465,760
2006 507,224
2007 518,573
2008      451,885
2009      329,103
2010      336,871
2011      347,711
2012      366,747

Operation Deer Watch You can help monitor deer reproduction in Wisconsin by reporting your observations during August and September.

The deer population was above 400,000 in 1962.  In 1989, the pre-hunt population was estimated at 1.15 million.  In 1990, the pre-hunt estimate was 1.3 million.  In 1993, the pre-hunt estimate was 1 million

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