No disrespect, Dan, but they may not use it now but according to Dr Mark Boyce in his presentation 12/5/2006, it seems it was used thru 2006. For those who have some time, here is the presentation. http://dnr.wi.gov/news/mediakits/mk_deer.asp
It's the last video on the page.
Although they might not use it now, the number of 2006 are plugged into the new method(if they are really using it). The 2006 numbers are vague and statistically skewed. Dr Boyce and his panel stated the error margin of over 60%. That can't be overlooked. Also, with the total number of EAB units, why even have the SAK model? more than half of the state was EAB.
And for them to use the furbearing model in EAB units, well.....I think the DNR has proven how well that has worked for them. By their own admittion, bear population is twice the estimated population and wolves well above the estimate of 500. Don't believe everything the DNR says.
Best resource for the size of the deer herd? Ask the hunters. From Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Dodge, Jefferson, Door, Marinette, Green and more, I've spoke to many hunters, most have seen little to no deer. Proof is there, the numbers are flawed.