Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Forest Management for White-tailed Deer

November 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This workshop will dive into the habitat requirements of white-tailed deer and how to incorporate their needs into forest management plans. Through a combination of presentations and a field tour of the Emmons Creek DMAP (Deer Management Assistance Program) demonstration site we will cover:

  • Basic deer ecology including their habitat requirements and how their requirements vary seasonally
  • How to use silvicultural treatments to increase forage production and where/when they are appropriate
  • Where and how to incorporate cover to meet the year-round needs of deer
  • How to account for deer home range size within forest management plans
Tentative itinerary available HERE.

Workshop Instructors

Michael Demchik, Ph.D., Professor of Silviculture, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Matt Esser, DMAP Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources

Scott Hygnstrom, Ph.D., Director and Endowed Chair, Wisconsin Center for Wildlife, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Lesa Kardash, Wildlife Biologist, WI Department of Natural Resources

Jeff Pritzl, Deer Program Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources


November 2, 2022 | 9 am – 4 pm | Almond, Wis.


November 2, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm