Wildlife Damage Program

The Soil & Water Conservation Department provides technical assistance to landowners who experience damage to any commercial or agricultural crops from deer, geese, turkey and/or bear.  Enrolled landowners choose one of two public hunting options and follow their abatement plan to be eligible for assistance, claim payments, and/or abatement reimbursement.  A shooting permit option with mandatory harvest objectives is available to a landowner. Contact the Soil and Water Conservation Department if your crop is experiencing damage to see if you qualify.

Hunting Opportunities

The Wildlife Damage and Abatement Claims Program (WDACP) provides two types of hunting opportunities:   

  1. Hunting access during the open season.
  2. Agricultural damage shooting permit program. 

More information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Damage Permit Hunting website.