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Wisconsin DNR asks public to report dead deer


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Department of Natural Resources is asking people to report any dead deer that they see, in order to track the harsh winter's toll on the herd population. The significant snow and cold from last year resulted in a low deer population going into Fall 2013.

In Northern Wisconsin the deer population has been declining. In turn the frigid weather conditions over the past 2 months won't help to improve the deer numbers. DNR officials expect there to be extremely limited antlerless permits, if any at all, in many Northern counties in order to help the population increase.

The DNR reiterates that feeding deer is prohibited in chronic wasting disease areas.

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