County Deer Advisory Council meeting Dec. 16; new call-in numbers listed
Whether you’re a hunter, farmer or forester or just interested in the Wisconsin deer herd, you’re invited to weigh in on deer in your area by attending the upcoming County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings held virtually across the state Dec. 7-18.
Taylor County’s meeting is set for Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The call-in number is 855-947-8255 and the passcode is 8257-105. Call-in numbers have changed for many meetings. To find specific county meeting times and call-in numbers, visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ hunt/CDACFind.aspx.
Councils will meet via teleconference to review deer herd metrics and harvest data from the last three years and to provide a preliminary recommendation on the herd size objective for the next three years. The DNR will also share preliminary recommendations on the deer management unit and zone boundaries.
Preliminary recommendations on herd size objectives and management unit boundaries will be available for public comment Jan. 4-13, 2021. In late January, each council will reconvene to discuss the public input received and finalize their recommendations to the DNR. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will receive the final council recommendations at its February meeting.
Since 2014, CDACs provide an open venue to develop county-specific deer population objectives and herd management strategies through public involvement. Council members review and consider a variety of metrics on deer herd trends, impacts to habitat and various human-deer interactions.
CDACs provide Wisconsinites greater input into local deer management decisions and are important for shaping the next three years of deer hunting and management in the state. All council meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity to provide feedback as each council develops its preliminary recommendations.
Find more information regarding CDACs at https:// dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Hunt/cdac. Additional questions can also be sent via email to [email protected]