Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input
Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources bought, what used to be Buckhorn Flats Game Operation in March for $465,000. Buckhorn Flats was a deer farm that first had deer testing positive for CWD in 2002, and was finally shut down in 2006 for mismanagement. Buckhorn Flats had up to 80 deer test positive for CWD. The DNR bought it to ensure the fences were high enough and well maintained to keep other wild deer from getting CWD.
The DNR is holding an open house on July 28th at Almond-Bancroft School to seek input on what to do with the 65 acre property.
DNR has recently adopted a CWD Response Plan to help minimize the number of deer with CWD in Wisconsin. Since 2002, over 1,200 Portage County wild deer have been tested for CWD with no positives. From Wisconsin Ag Connection.