Wisconsin Deer Population

Wisconsin deer population goals and actual deer populationhave increased between 1960 and 2003Whitetail deer are abundant in Wisconsin. In 2000, Wisconsin set a national record for number of deer harvested, and has been the top deer harvest producing state over the past decade. For late-summer 2006, the whitetail deer population is estimated at 1.5 to 1.7 million animals. In most regions and management units, the deer herd remains well above population management goals.

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Practices Study

Deep in a Wisconsin forest

The 2013 Wisconsin Forestry Practices Study--begun in January 2014--is a two-year comprehensive study of WDNR forestry and forest fire prevention practices.


Forestry Summit

Image representing the 2013 Governor's Forestry Economic Summit

The 2013 Governor's Forestry Economic Summit brought together Wisconsin's most engaged and knowledgeable forest stakeholders to share information from all sectors of the industry.


Invasive BMPs

Field containing garlic mustard invasives

Invasive exotic species present what may be the greatest threat to the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests. Help control the spread of invasive species!


Woody Biomass

Stand of Wisconsin trees in winter

The woody biomass task force helps craft public policy and a legislative framework for more effective use of woody biomass to meet Wisconsin's growing demands for energy and fuel.