The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for your help in monitoring the reproductive status of deer in the state. Please record and report all deer seen - bucks, does, and fawns - between August 1 and September 30. The entered observations will be used to determine doe to fawn ratios, which are a part of the population estimation equation, and will help guide future management decisions.
Go to the Wisconsin DNR website at dnr.wi.gov and click on the "Operation Deer Watch" button under the Features section for more information and to get started.
The Wisconsin Natural Resource Board (NRB) established a special committee to study and recommend potential alternatives to existing deer herd control methods such as Earn-A-Buck (EAB).
This Special Advisory Study Committee began work in early June 2009 and concluded with its final report and recommendations the first week of August 2009. The members of this volunteer advisory committee were invited from organizations representing deer hunters and landowners along with several individuals from the deer science and research community.
This website is being supported by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to host committee member online discussions, share information, solicit public input, and provide a record of the advisory committee's activities. All pages are viewable to the general public. However, editing and posting to this site was limited to Advisory Committee members.
Public visitors to this site were encouraged to view the information provided and participate in the online survey opened on Saturday July 25, 2009 and was available through midnight Friday July 31, 2009.
If interested in being notified if and when other public comment surveys become available, please click the Request Email Notification button below.
The advisory committee members hope that you find this site useful and you help spread the word that public visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit!
The Online Public Comment is closed but can be viewed although responses are no longer being recorded. Click the button above to view the public comment form.