The first round of County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) public meetings is starting March 21.
At each meeting, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) will consider recommendations on holiday hunts, extended archery seasons and antlerless deer quotas.
Make sure you’re part of the conversation. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) website for info on your county’s meeting date, time and Zoom link:
Participate In Deer Season Planning
There are several ways to participate in deer season planning:
- Now: Review your county’s harvest and population metrics.
- March 21-31: Attend your CDAC’s planning meeting in late March. Check the DNR website for your county’s meeting time.
- April 9-15: Give your feedback during the online comment period.
- April 25 – May 5: Attend your CDAC’s meeting to review public input and finalize recommendations to the department.
CDACS Are Your Voice In Deer Management
Each county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council to provide input and recommendations to the department on deer management within their county. Councils work with local DNR staff to schedule meetings, provide community outreach and an opportunity for public input, review population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, develop recommendations on county population objectives and create annual antlerless harvest quotas.
In early May, each CDAC will make recommendations to the department for the 2022 season based on deer herd metrics, county deer population goals and public feedback. This summer, the DNR will bring its recommendations for the 2022 season to the Natural Resources Board.