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Forest Management for White-tailed Deer
November 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$75
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.
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