The 2012 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast [PDF, 7.1 MB, 55 pages] is now available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website. Hunters, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts will find information on upcoming season structures, deer research and wildlife populations, regional hunting outlooks, wildlife rules and regulation changes and more.

The forecast is broken down into sections that cover upland and small game, waterfowl, deer, bear and furbearers.

With the recently released Deer Trustee report recommending more input from the hunting public the forecast also includes information on how hunters and sportspeople can become more involved with deer management by participating in wildlife surveys and studies.

The forecast also includes a message from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp encouraging people to help build the next generation of hunter and trapper conservationists by sharing their hunting and trapping experiences though youth hunts, mentored hunts, and learn to hunt programs “so that our grandchildren and great grandchildren can enjoy the outdoor pursuits we have today.”

To find a link to the report, visit and search “hunt.”

Logo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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