Dustin Bronson

Examining the Deer-Forest Relationship
3:33 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

DNR Plans 900-Acre Deer Study in Vilas County

A DNR study will involve twelve forest parcels with different levels of deer and available forage.
Credit Rennett Stowe

DNR officials are planning a long term study to look at how deer density and forest composition affect each other.  

The study would divide 900 acres in Vilas County into several fenced areas, containing different numbers of deer and amounts of available forage. 

Some areas will contain no deer at all.  Low density enclosures will contain 3 deer over 120 acres.  Moderate densities will be 90 acres and contain four deer.  High density ones will include 5 deer in an 80 acre parcel.

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