WAUSAU, Wis. (WFRV) - The public is being asked to weigh in on changes they would like to see made to deer management in the state
Saturday, the DNR held the first of seven public meetings set to develop deer trustee report implementation plans.
Back in February, Governor Walker announced four general deer management initiatives funded in the 2013 state budget.
Including establishing a deer management assistants program, investing in updated technology, funding CWD testing and surveillance, along with developing emergency rules.
During the meeting, four public action teams were established to help move these ideas from recommendations to implementations.
"There could be some pretty significant impacts," DNR Report Coordinator Eric Lobner says, "different seasons, different permit availability umm maybe changing some seasons we currently have and eliminating them, potentially there could be some recommendations to add."
There is still time to get involved in one of these action groups.
The next meeting between members of the public and the DNR is scheduled for April 6th.
Final implementation strategies will be completed in late July.