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Like Deer? DNR-WCC Ask Citizens To Join CDACs


Each county in Wisconsin has a Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) to provide input t the DNR about deer management in that county.

Councils work with local DNR staff to schedule meetings, provide community outreach and public input, review population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, and develop 3-year recommendations on county deer population objectives with an eye toward antlerless deer totals. Councils are made up of a chair and alternate-chair, who are members of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, and seven citizens who represent various stakeholder groups.

Wisconsin Conservation Congress President Larry Bonde says they're looking for people to be on the councils...

"...These county deer advisory councils are an outstanding way for the public to be engaged in deer management. The importance of getting different aspects of all the views of the shareholders from agriculture, to forestry, to transportation, is to get input on these county deer decisions..."

DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang says people interested in Wisconsin's deer herd should consider joining the CDAC in their county...

"...What we would like you to do if you're interested in being in your county deer council, go to the Department website. Click through the tabs, there's one on there to submit an application. You can also look at the current roster in your county, see which seats are open. If you qualify for one of those seats, we want you to send in your application..."

Comments courtesy Wisconsin DNR. Application deadline is January 15.

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