Whitetail deer are abundant in Wisconsin. In 2000, Wisconsin set a national record for number of deer harvested, and has been the top deer harvest producing state over the past decade. For late-summer 2006, the whitetail deer population is estimated at 1.5 to 1.7 million animals. In most regions and management units, the deer herd remains well above population management goals.
Note: WDNR graphic.