by Marc Alberto
Last fall Wisconsin hired James Kroll, a.k.a. Dr. Deer, as the new “Deer Trustee” for the state. Kroll’s responsibilities will be for putting together recommendations for future management of Wisconsin’s deer herd.
Kroll’s preliminary report featured more on his team and past deer issues rather than what the future management plan would look like.
There are many things that Kroll and his team could suggest. Some think there will be a change to the state’s sex-age-kill formula that is currently in place for estimating deer populations while others think antler restrictions might come into play.
Some of the deer data the DNR uses, like wintering ranges, is more than a decade old. Kroll will most likely recommend updating this data. Other possibilities could include antlerless tags specific for private and public lands and decreasing deer predation by coyotes, wolves and black bears. Click Link Below For Full Story!