Wisconsin deer hunters have had a few tumultuous years with extreme winters, problems with wolves and CWD, state politics from the governor and other normal issues related to hunting.
Now they’re on the verge of seeing antlerless deer quota and permit recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Councils, an annual rite that kicks things off for hunting seasons.
The councils are set to prepare final antlerless quota and permit recommendations during the last round of spring meetings from April 20-23, and a public comment period open through April 15 will provide an opportunity to submit feedback.
April CDAC meetings will provide an additional opportunity to provide feedback as councils finalize their recommendations. A meeting schedule and other information can be found at dnr.wi.gov, keyword “CDAC.”
In addition to attending council meetings, the public can submit comments directly to their county’s CDAC chair or via email to DNRCDACWebMail@wisconsin.gov before the review period ends April 27.
Each council will consider online public input form responses and other public comments, along with assessments from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologists, foresters and law enforcement staff as they develop final recommendations.
Following the April meetings, final antlerless quota recommendations will be presented to the department before they are sent to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May. Approved recommendations will be implemented during the 2015 deer hunting seasons.
If you would like to receive email updates and other information regarding deer hunting and season structure in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for “subscribe for updates for DNR topics.” Follow the prompts and select “white-tailed deer” within the “hunting” list.
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