Results for the latest wildlife reports are now available. The surveys were conducted throughout 2020-2021 by DNR staff and dedicated volunteers, for use by DNR wildlife program managers to help make decisions on species management.
Wildlife reports are divided into surveys addressing five species groups, including small game, big game, waterfowl, furbearers and nongame.
Brian Dhuey, Wildlife Population and Harvest Assessment Specialist, said “this continued commitment to wildlife enables the DNR to make data-driven decisions on how to best manage species in our state.” He thanked all who took part in these studies, whether through observation reports, survey participation or harvest registration.
Click here to find survey results by species.
SMALL GAME: Regional bobwhite quail and cottontail rabbit survey, 2021; Ruffed grouse drumming survey, 2021; Rural mail carrier pheasant survey, 2021; Small game harvest, 2021; Spring ring-necked pheasant survey, 2021; and Wisconsin sharp-tailed grouse survey, 2021.
BIG GAME: Agricultural deer damage shooting permits, 2020; Black bear population analyses, 2021; Deer hunting questionnaire, 2020; Spring turkey hunting questionnaire, 2021; Wildlife damage abatement and claims program, 2020; and Winter severity indices, 2021.
FURBEARERS: Beaver trapping questionnaire, 2021; Bobcat harvest, 2020; Bobcat hunter/trapper survey, 2020; Bobcat population analyses, 2021; Fisher harvest, 2020; Fisher population analyses, 2021; Fur trapper survey, 2021; Otter harvest, 2021; Otter population analyses, 2021; and Wisconsin fur buyers report, 2021.
NONGAME: American marten winter monitoring surveys in northern Wisconsin, 2021; Central Wisconsin greater prairie-chicken survey, 2021; and Frog and toad survey, 2020.
The reports were made possible through federal funding authorized by the Wildlife Restoration Act commonly known as the Pittman-Robertson Act.