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Deer meetings start in Stevens Point March 9th


MADISON, WI (WXPR) -  The public is invited for input on implementing Wisconsin's Deer Trustee Report during a series of meetings set for UW-Stevens Point beginning in March.

Texas researcher Dr. James Kroll presented 62 recommendations to be considered. Kroll's report was authorized by Governor Scott Walker.

DNR Deer Trustee Report Coordinator Eric Lobner says this is the first of seven meetings.  He says one recommendation that appeared seveal times was a deer management assistance program.  "It's an avenue or opportunity for landowners to work more closely with their local wildlife biologist and really get them out on their property to look at the property and provide them recommendations and direction as well as the expectation that comes with what those landowners are seeing."

The recommendations include eliminating the Sex-Age-Kill formula used for deer management to one based on more local property owners observations.

The meetings begin March 9 at the Dreyfus University Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus. All meetings will be held at the same site. More information on the meetings is on the DNR website.