The St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council will hold its final meeting of 2017 on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm, at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin. Gateway News file photo by Paul J. Seeling
The St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council will hold its final meeting of 2017 on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm, at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin. Gateway News file photo by Paul J. Seeling

Submitted by Claude Bovi, St. Croix Cty. Deer Advisory Council chairman

BALDWIN, WI – The public has one more opportunity to provide comments on the deer population objective and Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundary recommendations for St. Croix County.

The St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council will hold its final meeting of 2017 on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm, at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin, Wisconsin.  At this meeting, the CDAC will hear additional public comments prior to developing its final recommendations. 

The council’s preliminary recommendations suggested maintaining the local deer population and maintaining current DMU boundaries.  Councils considered scientific deer metrics and stakeholder and public opinion when developing their preliminary recommendations.   

The public could review and comment on the council’s preliminary population objective and DMU boundary recommendations through an online feedback form from Sept. 11-22.  To develop its final recommendations, the council will consider this input along with professional opinions from Department of Natural Resources’ biologists, foresters and law enforcement.

Final recommendations will be presented to the Natural Resources Board in December.

Approved population objectives and DMU boundaries will go into effect for the 2018-2020 deer seasons.

CDACs will reconvene in March to discuss antlerless quotas, tags, and season recommendations for the 2018 deer seasons.

Additional information pertaining to CDAC population objective recommendations, agendas and membership is available at dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/cdac.html, or email DNRCDACWebMail@Wisconsin.gov with any questions.