New Council Will Help Manage Local Anterless Deer Population

antlerlessHuntingburg (NNDC) – The public is invited to the first meeting of the Dubois County Deer Advisory Council.
The council is being formed as part of a statewide effort to spearheaded by the Indiana Whitetail Deer Herd Management office to help set the antlerless tag quota each year.
Dubois is one of only five counties in Indiana and the only one in the southern part of the state helping form the new program.
The new Dubois County Deer Advisory Council will hold its first public meeting tonight (April 12th) at 6:30pm at Reflections in Huntingburg.  Hunters, farmers, tourists, and the general public are invited to attend.
Brad Hartwick, who is a member of the council’s organizing committee says reviewing the overall trend of the deer heard in a particular county and considering local input through surveys gives all stakeholders a voice in how the local herd is managed.
He also says all results and recommendations are then given to the local wildlife biologist for review and sent directly to IDNR for implementation. The antlerless quota is reviewed each year and the overall trend of the herd every three years.   Councils like Dubois County’s are meant to give the local citizens a voice in how the local deer population is managed.

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