DSORe Poll S1003

Do you approve of the final Deer Trustee Report rule package?

090614_dsore_s936_newspick2MADISON – Nine public hearings throughout Wisconsin will provide an additional opportunity for public comment before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests adoption of the Deer Trustee Report permanent rule package in February.

In October of 2011 James C. Kroll, professor emeritus of Forest Wildlife Management, Stephen F. Austin State University and officially known as Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer trustee, entered into a contract with the State of Wisconsin to conduct an independent, objective and scientifically-based review of Wisconsin’s deer management practices. The White-tailed Deer Trustee’s report was released to the public in July, 2012.

Hunters experienced some of the more prominent rules stemming from the report in 2014, including County Deer Advisory Councils, the Deer Management Assistance Program, and new seasons and management units in 2014. However, these regulations and programs were set up under an emergency rule, and now a follow-up permanent rule package is necessary for the 2015 hunting seasons and beyond.

Public hearing dates and locations are as follows – each will run from 6-8 p.m.:

Tuesday, Jan. 20

•    La Crosse – DNR Service Center, Room B19, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road; and

•    Fitchburg – DNR Service Center, Gathering Waters Conference Room, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

•    Dodgeville – DNR Service Center, Conference Room, 1500 N. Johns St.

Thursday, Jan. 22

•    Chippewa Falls – Chippewa Valley Technical College Business Education Center, Room 103A, 620 West Clairemont Ave.;

•    Green Bay – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Lecture Hall Room SC132, 2740 W. Mason St.; and

•    Schofield – DC Everest Middle School, Auditorium, 9302 Schofield Ave.

Monday, Jan. 26

•    Waukesha – DNR Service Center, Room 151 (West entrance), 141 NW Barstow St.; and

•    Spooner – Spooner DNR Service Center, Community Room, 810 West Maple St.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

•    Rhinelander – James Williams Middle School auditorium, 915 Acacia Lane.

Following public hearings, the Natural Resources Board may adopt the permanent rule package. If approved, it will advance to the state legislature for final review.

Those unable to attend a public hearing are encouraged to provide feedback regarding the proposed rule package through an input form available on the department website beginning Jan. 20.

For more information regarding hearing locations and the Deer Trustee Report, visit WDNR search keywords “hearings” and “deer trustee report” respectively.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • Scott Loomans, DNR regulations specialist – (608) 267-2452

DSORe POLL S951


Results for POLL S950

Was this year’s lower deer harvest in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa an anomaly or a new trend?

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So?   What do YOU think…   are you satisfied ???

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Are you satisfied with the implementation of the recommendations of the Deer Trustee Report for the 2014 deer season?

 

Natural Resources Board authorizes public hearings to receive feedback regarding Deer Trustee’s Report rule package

Poll Pic S937MADISON — The Natural Resources Board has authorized public hearings to provide the public an opportunity to provide input regarding the proposed Deer Trustee Report permanent rule package.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to hold nine public hearings at locations throughout Wisconsin, slated for January 2015. These hearings will allow for public comment before the department requests adoption of the permanent rule in February.

Gov. Scott Walker contracted with Dr. James Kroll to produce the Deer Trustee Report, an in-depth review of Wisconsin’s deer management program. Released in 2012, the report proposed over 60 recommendations for improving deer management in Wisconsin. Many of these recommendations were implemented during the 2014 deer seasons under emergency rule. However, these rules are set to expire in June 2015.

Hunters experienced some of the more prominent rules regarding County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs), the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), seasons, units and tagging in 2014. However, these regulations and programs were set up under and emergency rule, and now a follow-up permanent rule package is necessary for the 2015 seasons and beyond.

Following public hearings, the Natural Resources Board may adopt the permanent rule package. If approved, it will advance to the state legislature for final review.

For more Information regarding the DTR permanent rule proposal, visit the WDNR web site and search keyword NRB, or view the agenda item. To learn more about the deer trustee report, search keywords deer trustee report.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

  • Scott Loomans, regulations specialist – (608) 267-2452
  • Tom Hauge, Bureau of Wildlife Management director – (608) 266-2193
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