Operation Deer Watch

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Operation Deer Watch

Postby wurzgj01 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:00 am

Want to help the Wisconsin DNR with its whitetail deer population estimate? Here's how you can help...

Operation Deer Watch (August 01st thru September 30th):
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/har ... erdeer.htm

Tally Sheet with Last Year's Map:
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/har ... rtally.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brian Dhuey
Mr. Brian Dhuey, Survey Analyst/Database Manager
Bureau of Science Services
(608) 221-6342

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Re: Operation Deer Watch

Postby Jslotter » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:26 pm

I think this is one of the most inaccurate methods of counting deer. Where I used to live, I used to see the same 20 some deer roaming almost every day. Am I supposed to assume every time I see them they are different deer and tell the DNR how many deer I see every time?
I only hunt on days that end in ' Y '.

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Re: Operation Deer Watch

Postby Dan Salmon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:20 pm

I'm pretty sure there is some statistical equation involved that accounts for repeated counting of the same deer.

That being said, I'm seeing a lot more deer while driving in the early morning to work this year than last year. That's in the SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois area, so doesn't affect my hunting any, but reports are much the same in the area that I do hunt.

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