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2018-2020 Deer Population Objectives
Apply to the County Deer Advisory Councils

The County Deer Advisory Council application is available below. Please submit electronically. Thank you for applying! PDF|Word

Please note these appointments are for the three-year cycle, not a three-year term.

Contact information
For information on county deer advisory councils, contact:
Kevin Wallenfang
Deer and elk ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
DNR CDAC Webmail

County Deer Advisory Councils

No changes to deer carcass transportation rules in 2018

The proposed emergency rule regarding transportation of deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties will not go into effect this year. Regulations regarding the transportation of deer carcasses in 2018 are the same as they were in 2017.

For more information, visit the DNR carcass movement restrictions webpage, or contact Scott Karel, Rules and Regulations Specialist by email or calling 608-267-2452.

Each county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) to provide input and recommendations to the department on deer management within their county. Councils work with local department staff to schedule meetings, provide community outreach and an opportunity for public input, review population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, develop 3-year recommendations on county population objectives and create annual antlerless harvest quotas.

Find county-specific contacts, meeting information and deer herd data.

Review county deer herd metrics and harvest information.

Learn about CDAC and how you can participate.

Locate member resources (meeting materials and templates).

Apply to sit on your county's council [PDF].

Watch a CDAC regional meeting and training session.

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2018 Deer Season Structure

The Natural Resources Board approved the 2018 deer season rule package [PDF] at their May 23, 2018 meeting, which establishes the following season structure for this year's hunt.

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Last revised: Tuesday October 02 2018