Management implications of an overpopulated white-tailed deer herd (Odocoileus virginianus) and the effects of the recently suspended Earn-a-Buck program in Wisconsin D Murray - 2013

Wisconsin Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Over 75% of the deer management units in Wisconsin are still over the set population goal and the statewide post-hunt population has not been at or below goal since 1992... Although the total deer harvest has decreased, the prevalence of Lyme and Chronic Wasting disease has increased during this time frame... Before its suspension, the Earn-a-Buck program had been making significant progress toward lowering the deer population. Retracting the Earn-a-Buck program now could eliminate all of the progress we have made towards reaching the desired population goals ...


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