Talking About Deer Management
4:00 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Online Deer Chat Today

The DNR is gathering public input on proposed changes to deer management.  

The DNR is taking input on its Deer Trustee Report implementation plan.
Credit Ken Thomas

It’s holding an online chat today  at noon on implementing the Deer Trustee Report.  Spokesperson Jennifer Pelej says this is the next step in the process of collecting feedback that began in March. 

“And we want to continue to keep the doors open with the public.  So this is just a tool for us to connect with people who might have questions about the process or the rules package.”

Pelej says turnouts are usually solid, with at least 50 people participating in online chats.  She also notes transcripts of the chats will be available online, and often those pages receive more views.

“It sort of ends up being a frequently asked questions document.  Or people who aren’t able to attend the chat can go back and say, ‘oh well that person asked my question.’  And they can sort of gather information that way, if they weren’t able to actually be online with  us.”

The DNR is also holding in person public input sessions in coming weeks.  DNR officials will be coming to Eagle River on the 22nd…Rhinelander on the 23rd, and Antigo on the 30th.