The first step in helping is learning more about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and the impact of CWD on Wisconsin’s deer herd and hunting tradition. It is important that Wisconsin’s hunters, landowners and citizens are informed about the latest scientific knowledge and recommendations for managing this disease. If we all understand the impact that this disease can have it will be easier for us all to work together to preserve the whitetail deer herd in Wisconsin.
It's especially critical that hunters and landowners in the CWD Management Zone understand and support the CWD response plan if it is going to be effective in minimizing the impacts of this disease. Following are some things you can do to help:
Allow hunters onto your land to shoot deer
Take advantage of post-season landowner hunting permits
Give permission to allow focused sharp-shooting on private property
All indications are that the risks of CWD to the deer herd and to recreational hunting warrant the efforts to control the spread of the disease. Hunters and landowners can play a vital role by taking personal responsibility for helping to manage the deer population in the area they most frequently hunt or on the land they own.
The theme of Hunt. Harvest. Help. has been chosen for this campaign. Here is an explanation of that theme:
Click here to download the Hunt. Harvest. Help. program brochure.