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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 ???


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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  • Scott Loomans, regulations specialist – (608) 267-2452
  • Tom Hauge, Bureau of Wildlife Management director – (608) 266-2193
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Additional TV Channels / Times: DEER HUNT Wisconsin 2014

WDSE 8/31.2 Second Chance Channel Nov. 9 @9 p.m.

WDSE 8/31.1 PBS North Nov. 16 @11 a.m.

Fox 47 (Madison) Nov. 16 @6 a.m.

Results for POLL S945

Should the wolf season starting date be moved to a date later than Oct. 15?

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WDNR Customer service — Accessible or not … ???

Is the DNR accessible enough to meet your informational and service needs?


DNR announces expanded customer service hours at Waukesha center

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MADISON — The Department of Natural Resources is expanding over the counter service hours at its Waukesha center effective November 10. This is part of the DNR efforts to increase customer service hours statewide by over 6,000 hours. The Waukesha center will now offer counter service from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days per week.

“e;Excellent customer service is a top priority for DNR. Expanding the counter hours at service centers where we can makes it more convenient for our customers to obtain our services.” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “We were able to increase the hours after moving vacancies to the Waukesha service center.”

The Department has a four pillar customer service strategy: partnering with local businesses; using the internet; offering a toll-free call-center; and face-to-face counter service. Hunting and fishing licenses are sold over-the-counter at more than 1,300 retail locations. Customers can purchase their licenses from the convenience of their home. A call center/hotline serves customers seven days a week, 15 hours per day. These enhancements were implemented to complement the face-to-face service offered at service center locations.

“Staying in touch with customers is important to us. Between our customer service specialists who serve customers face-to-face or in the call center, internet sales and our local license vendors, we offer Waukesha area customers many ways to buy a license or get questions answered at convenient times and locations,” said Diane Brookbank, Director of DNR’s Customer & Outreach Services.

Benefits of this change include:

  • Approximately 6,000 more counter hours per year can be dedicated to face-to-face customer activities, 1,000 hours at each newly expanded location.
  • No additional funding or positions required for this plan.
  • Customers will continue to have access to DNR staff and license/registration services Monday through Friday; with services offered through the lunch hour.

DNR’s statewide Call Center maintains high level of responsiveness to our customers.

Customers can talk to DNR customer service representatives by phone at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463) seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. – making DNR more accessible than any resource agency in the country. Live chats are available the same hours; a link is on the DNR website dnr.wi.gov.

DNR customer service representatives are highly trained to interpret regulations, resolve license and registration problems, and are very knowledgeable about resources and recreational opportunities at the local level.

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