Operation Deer Watch Begins

By: Jennifer Kliese Email
By: Jennifer Kliese Email

Starting August 1st, you can help the DNR monitor deer populations in the state.

It's called Operation Deer Watch. People submit observations of when and where they see deer in the next two months.

Wildlife biologists want to find out the number of deer with and without fawns. They believe they'll have a more accurate number with help from the community.

"By incorporating general public we're actually able to get more observations than we can with our DNR staff and it helps us to be more effective at monitoring the population," says Lesa Kardash, DNR Wisconsin Rapids wildlife biologist.

The fawn to doe ratio helps the DNR with deer management and reproduction in Wisconsin.

Last year was the first time they included the public, and researchers received more than 4 thousand observations.

For information on the program.. visit the DNR website: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/harvest/summerdeer.htm

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