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County Deer Advisory Councils preparing recommendations

Wisconsin State Farmer

County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) 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.

Attend an April CDAC meeting to let your voice be heard 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).