DNR survey through September
3:22 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Public Invited To Do A Deer Nose Count

Doe and fawn count for two
Credit animals.nationalgeographic.com

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.

DNR surveys coordinator Brian Dhuey says the count helps the DNR determine herd size...

"...is 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...."

Dhuey says to report all deer you see...

"....report all deer(you see) so we get a good representation of what is out there. If you drive the same route to work and they're seeing the same deer every day, you should just count that once...."

14,000 deer hunters were randomly asked to participate in the count. Dhuey says go to the DNR website and look for the keywords "deer watch".

The count runs from August 1 through September 30.