County Deer Advisory Councils to finalize 2017 deer season recommendations at April meetings April 4, 2017 Wisconsin

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County Deer Advisory Councils to finalize 2017 deer season recommendations at April meetings

Wisconsin DNR News, April 4, 2017

Preliminary CDAC recommendations open for public review and comment through April 13

MADISON -- Preliminary recommendations developed by each County Deer Advisory Council at their March meetings are now available for public review and comment.

To provide feedback, use the online survey tool found on the Department of Natural Resources website,, searching keyword "CDAC." The survey is open through April 13, and all results will be provided to council members prior to April meetings.

County Deer Advisory Councils will prepare final antlerless quota, permit level and season structure recommendations during the last round of spring meetings April 17-20. Councils will consider online public input responses, other public comments and assessments from DNR biologists, foresters and law enforcement staff as they develop final recommendations.

April CDAC meetings will be open to the public for any additional comments -- a meeting schedule and other helpful information can be found at keyword "CDAC" or via email by contacting

Following April 2017 meetings, final deer season recommendations will be presented to the department and then sent to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May. Approved recommendations will be implemented during the 2017 deer hunting seasons.

Councils use annual quotas and permit levels to manage deer in order to achieve county-specific 2015 - 2017 population objectives (increase, decrease or maintain the deer herd).

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