DNR Accepting Applications for County Deer Advisory Council

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for County Deer Advisory Council seats before the application period closes for all counties July 1, 2017. Council members meet annually to review deer management data, gather public input from citizens and provide recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board regarding deer management decisions in their county. Councils include representatives in the following areas of expertise:  agriculture, forestry, tourism, transportation, hunting, land management and local government. Both hunters and non-hunters are encouraged to apply for vacancies, but applicants must have experience or involvement with at least one of these seven stakeholder categories. A majority of council members have expressed satisfaction with their overall CDAC experience. “We are making all council seats available to new applicants,” said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer and elk ecologist. “Many people who sat in those seats for the past few years are reapplying, but we’re giving other interested folks the opportunity to compete for any seat. Those selected will serve for three years and during that time will have a great deal of responsibility in helping manage deer in their county.” For more information regarding CDACs and to find the application, visit and search keyword “CDAC.”

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