Deer en DNR Plans 900-Acre Deer Study in Vilas County <p>DNR officials are planning a long term study to look at how deer density and forest composition affect each other. &nbsp;</p><p>The study would divide 900 acres in Vilas County into several fenced areas, containing different numbers of deer and amounts of available forage.&nbsp;</p><p>Some areas will contain no deer at all.&nbsp; Low density enclosures will contain 3 deer over 120 acres.&nbsp; Moderate densities will be 90 acres and contain four deer.&nbsp; High density ones will include 5 deer in an 80 acre parcel.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:33:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15719 at DNR Plans 900-Acre Deer Study in Vilas County Wildlife Matters: Wolves, Deer, and a Balanced Ecosystem <p>In his continuing series, "Wildlife Matters", DNR biologist Jeremy Holtz says sometimes good intentions don't always end up with the best results.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next time, Jere</span>my will be talking about turkeys surviving our long, cold winter.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:23:18 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 15239 at Wildlife Matters: Wolves, Deer, and a Balanced Ecosystem Deer Population, Hunt Could Suffer This Winter <p>The harsh winter we’re experiencing could affect this year’s deer hunting season.&nbsp; Biologists are predicting low numbers of antlerless permits to give the deer population a chance to rebound.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DNR Big Game Specialist Kevin </span>Wallenfang<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says deer are well adapted for cold, but it still takes a toll.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:05:18 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13729 at Deer Population, Hunt Could Suffer This Winter Drivers: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Deer <p>As the nights grow longer, greater numbers of drivers may be hitting deer.</p><p>JP Wieske&nbsp; is spokesman for the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.&nbsp; He says drivers need to pay attention, because this time of year is especially risky.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“I think the main reason is the activity of the deer.&nbsp; There’s a lot of travel, it’s getting darker, but also there’s a lot more deer activity at this time of year.”</p></blockquote><p>Wieske says animal collisions are a significant expense for insurance companies.&nbsp; He says deer hits were up last year.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:11:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10344 at Online Deer Chat Today <p>The DNR is gathering public input on proposed changes to deer management. &nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s holding an online chat today &nbsp;at noon on implementing the Deer Trustee Report. &nbsp;Spokesperson Jennifer Pelej says this is the next step in the process of collecting feedback that began in March.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;And we want to continue to keep the doors open with the public.&nbsp; So this is just a tool for us to connect with people who might have questions about the process or the rules package.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9195 at Online Deer Chat Today Public Invited To Do A Deer Nose Count <p>Operation Deer Watch is beginning and for the next 60 days, the DNR would like citizens to send them information on the deer they see.</p><p>DNR surveys coordinator Brian Dhuey says the count helps the DNR determine herd size...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>" for the public to tell us the types of deer they are seeing and where they are seeing the deer....does, bucks and fawns. The reason we are looking for this type of information is it helps us to monitor the reproductive status of the deer herd...."</u></i></p></blockquote><p>Dhuey says to report all deer you see...</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:22:06 +0000 Ken Krall 5868 at Public Invited To Do A Deer Nose Count