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Deer hunting season may be over, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay involved in WI deer management this spring

MADISON – With the archery and crossbow season officially closed, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff would like to thank hunters for another great season in the field.

This year’s Deer Tales video is now available – hunters in Sauk County shared some of their favorite memories and stories from the field.

Participate in a County Deer Advisory Council this spring

While this year’s deer hunt is over, those interested in deer management in Wisconsin are encouraged to attend a County Deer Advisory Council meeting that are held in 71 counties of the state. Councils provide input and recommendations to the department regarding deer management. Council meetings provide opportunities to give feedback, review population data and deer impacts on forests and agriculture, develop three-year population objective recommendations and develop annual antlerless harvest quotas.

For more information, visit and search keyword “CDAC.”

Manage your land for deer and other wildlife with help from DMAP

The Deer Management Assistance Program provides habitat and herd management assistance to landowners interested in managing their property for wildlife. While Level 1 program applications are accepted on a continuous basis, the deadline for Level 2 and 3 enrollment is March 1, 2016.

In DMAP’s first year, the department accepted 114 applications and worked with nearly 300 landowners. In 2015, an additional 248 applications were received, and the department is currently working with over 700 landowners on nearly 88,000 acres of land. For more information regarding DMAP or to complete an application, search keyword “DMAP.”

For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword “deer.”