Data: Wisconsin’s deer population

Related story: DNR continues to miss own goals for managing CWD Nov. 23, 2009

Summary: Efforts to manage a threat to future deer hunts — chronic wasting disease — had little effect, despite seven years and nearly $41 million in state and federal spending.

The Department of Natural Resources failed to meet critical goals for reducing the size of the deer herd and reducing infection totals in areas hit by the fatal deer disease, an agency official acknowledged in an interview.

Original data analysis by Kryssy Pease, Nov. 2009
Visualizations updated by Kate Golden, Dec. 2012

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Link to downloadable spreadsheet of data