Deer Advisory Council reviewing data
Waupaca County group to meet in Manawa
County deer advisory councils across Wisconsin will review deer population data and other key information in order to develop preliminary antlerless quota and permit level recommendations on public and private lands within their counties.
Waupaca County’s council has scheduled its next meeting for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Little Wolf High School in Manawa.
Council members will also determine if any additional deer hunting opportunities beyond the normal seasons may be offered in 2017.
“There is never a shortage of opinions on deer management and interest in local deer councils has continued to grow as people learn more about the process and opportunity to provide important feedback,” said Kevin Wallenfang, deer and elk ecologist with the state Department of Natural Resources. “CDAC meetings will help shape the 2017 deer seasons.”
The council last met in January and heard a presentation on chronic wasting disease.
Councils will develop preliminary recommendations at March meetings and a public feedback period in early April will include an online survey. Councils will reconvene in mid-April to determine final deer season recommendations in each county.
The state Natural Resources Board will determine final permit levels and deer season structure at its May meeting.
Councils will accept public comments prior to forming preliminary and final recommendations. The public can attend and provide feedback at any CDAC meeting or send comments to CDAC members. A contact list for each council and other information is available at dnr.wi.gov, keyword “CDAC.”