By Terry Kovarik
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues efforts to balance the 2018 deer harvest for Door and Kewaunee Counties. That’s in line with the decisions of county deer advisory councils in both areas made in 2014. DNR Wildlife Biologist Josh Martinez says in Door County the goals are to reduce the deer herd, and the agriculture damages it causes, by offering five antlerless deer tags and expanded hunting options.
Kewaunee County, on the other hand, wants to maintain herd numbers. Martinez says that’s because of different herd management options.
Deer advisory councils are set up in all 72 Wisconsin counties. They’re made up of local residents representing hunters, farmers and timber producers who determine whether to increase, reduce or maintain deer herds in their counties.