08/17/2020- The Wisconsin DNR is asking the public to “watch for deer” by participating in their annual Operation Deer Watch- a citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts. Now through September 30, participants are asked to record all bucks, does and fawns seen during the day and report those sightings through an online form on the DNR’s website. The data collected provides insights into the reproductive status of the state’s herd and help shape deer management for the state. Any deer sightings can be counted, whether they’re spotted in the woods, on a drive, or while out for an evening walk. Data from the survey is also used by County Deer Advisory Councils to develop deer season framework, local harvest quotas and permit level recommendations.