DNR To Host Deer Season ‘Telebrefings’
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host two telebriefings to discuss the nine-day gun deer season. The first will occur Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m., to discuss pre-season license numbers, regulatory and safety reminders, and the season forecast. The second will occur Nov. 17, Opening Day, at 3 p.m., featuring DNR Sec. Cathy Stepp, as well as leaders from law enforcement, licensing and wildlife programs.
Media are invited to call in for the phone-based briefings to hear statements from DNR experts and ask questions prior to the season start, and again on opening day. This is the first year that the DNR will host telebriefings.
NOTE: DNR will release an abbreviated version of its annual deer season news packet after the call. The post-call release will provide a brief summary of opening day highlights as well as the statements shared by the telebriefing speakers. The telebriefings provide media with access to DNR staff in central office and in the field to answer questions about the season. Additionally, starting Nov. 8, DNR will launch a web-based table of key license sales numbers. The table will be updated at least once daily and can be found at dnr.wi.gov, search keyword “deer.”
Date: Monday, Nov. 12
Time: 10 a.m.
Call-in Information: 1-800-446-1671 or 1-847-413-3362, enter confirmation code: 33654869
Speakers: Todd Schaller, DNR Conservation Warden; Kevin Wallenfang, DNR Big Game Ecologist; Diane Brookbank, DNR Customer Service and Licensing Bureau Director, and a representative from DNR’s Managed Forest Law program.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17, Opening Day
Time: 3 p.m.
Call-in Information: 1-800-447-0521 or 1-847-413-3238, enter confirmation code: 33654871
Speakers: Cathy Stepp, DNR Secretary; Randy Stark, Chief DNR Conservation Warden; Diane Brookbank, Customer Service and Licensing Bureau Director; Kevin Wallenfang, DNR Big Game Ecologist.
Please note the call-in information is different for each of the two telebriefings. For more information or questions about the format, please call Jennifer Pelej, DNR public affairs manager, 608-264-9248.