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Wisconsin launches ‘deer watch’

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

Participants can report their deer sightings through an easy-to-use online form. The data collected provide insights into the reproductive status of Wisconsin’s deer herd and help shape deer management for the state.

Now through Sept. 30, participants are asked to record all bucks, does and fawns seen during the day.

A printable tally sheet is available. For more information, go to https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/summerdeer.html.

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