WGF and WI Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Host Meeting Wisconsin’s Deer Conservation Challenges Webinar

WI Green Fire, November 18, 2021

Photo Credit: Jerry Davis
Photo Credit: Jerry Davis


On November 17, 2021 Wisconsin’s Green Fire and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders and experts discuss factors threatening the deer herd and present a vision for better long-term management. Learn about the history of deer management in Wisconsin, how deer browsing can harm forests, farms, and alter ecosystems. Learn what we can do to slow Chronic Wasting Disease spread and how Wisconsin can manage deer herd health through responsible hunting.


Keith McCaffery, State Deer Research Biologist (Retired)
Don Waller, Conservation Biologist
Mike Samuel, Wildlife Disease Ecologist
Noah Wishau, Wisconsin State Co-Chair, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Several of the panelists are authors of Wisconsin’s Green Fire report: Opportunities Now 2021-2023: Meeting Wisconsin’s Deer Conservation Challenges

Photo Credit: Jerry Davis

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