County Deer Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings Held Across Wisconsin April 24-May 4


MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress have finalized the 2023 County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) meeting schedule.

The public is encouraged to attend their local county meeting. Meetings can be attended in person or virtually across the state and will take place April 24-May 4. Check the 2023 meeting schedule for details on location and Zoom access.

CDACs are made up of volunteers that represent various stakeholder groups and Conservation Congress members. Councils meet annually to provide input and recommendations to the DNR on deer management within their area. Councils review current county data on fawn to doe ratios; harvest trends; herd health; deer impacts on agriculture, forest health, economics and vehicular collisions; as well as the deer hunter experience.

Information on each county’s harvest and population metrics can be found on the DNR’s website in the Wisconsin Deer Metrics System.

CDAC recommendations are reviewed and set annually so they can be adjusted as needed in response to the previous year’s deer harvest, winter severity and other factors.

Following the CDAC process, the DNR will bring recommendations for the 2023 hunting season to the Natural Resources Board for review on June 21.

The public can submit questions about the process to More information is available on the DNR’s County Deer Advisory Councils webpage.

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