With the start of the 2019 deer hunting season Sept. 14, the Department of Natural Resources is kicking off its 11th annual Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey. The easy-to-use survey is a way for hunters to record their observations of deer and other wildlife while out hunting.
Survey results help track abundance trends for Wisconsin’s deer herd and other wildlife. The DNR asks archery and gun hunters to record all their hunting activity throughout the deer season, even if no wildlife were seen during a hunt. The observations provide the DNR with an index to abundance for many wildlife species.
Hunters can enter observations by desktop, mail or smartphone. For more information about entering Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey observations go to the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and keyword search “Deer Hunter Wildlife.” At the end of the survey, participants can receive a personalized summary of all recorded wildlife from that season. The survey period ends January 2020.