Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Getting Out

Field Notes 2/23/18

CDACs set to define permits

MADISON — County Deer Advisory Councils across Wisconsin will begin spring meetings in mid-March to start the antlerless deer hunt quota and permit-setting process for this year’s hunting seasons. 

Various deer season structure options for each county will also be discussed by councils, state Department of Natural Resources officials said.

All council meetings are open to the public, including opportunity to provide feedback, as each council develops its preliminary recommendations for the deer seasons. 

In addition to attending CDAC meetings, the public has the opportunity to review and comment on preliminary recommendations through an online survey at the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov. The CDAC information can be found there by searching using the keyword “CDAC.” 

The online CDAC review occurs from April 2-12. Online feedback will be considered along with deer season data provided by DNR biologists, foresters and law enforcement when the CDACs develop final recommendations.

Those recommendations will be presented to the DNR following the April meetings and then advance to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May, after which time they will be in effect for this year’s deer hunting seasons. 

A meeting schedule of CDAC meetings is available on the DNR website by searching using the keyword “CDAC.” People also may email DNRCDACWebMail@Wisconsin.gov with any questions.

Many topics to be discussed

MADISON — The Natural Resources Board will discuss multiple topics when its members meet Wednesday in Madison.

Topics on the board’s agenda include a request for adoption of proposed emergency rules relating to deer and turkey registration, a request to revisit Lake Michigan lake trout bag limits, and proposed rules related to erosion control and stormwater management at construction sites.

The board will convene at 8:30 a.m. in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.

Among other items, the board will consider an emergency rule for changes to deer and turkey registration and the reporting of waterfowl hunts. The rule is necessary to make some provisions of state code that regulates registering hunted wildlife consistent with provisions of Act 59 enacted last year. 

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting. The deadline to register to testify or submit written comments is 11 a.m. today. Registration information is available on the agenda and on the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov.

From staff reports

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