MADISON, Wis. (WAOW) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) needs your help.
The agency is looking to stop the spread of a deadly brain-wasting disease in deer.
That's why the DNR reminds you about a state law that bans placing bait to hunt or feed deer in certain counties-- where CWD has been confirmed.
You can easily check county baiting and feeding bans on the DNR website.
In counties where baiting and feeding is allowed, the following precautions should be taken when feeding birds and small mammals:
- Feeding devices and structures are at a sufficient height or design to prevent access by deer
- Make sure feeding structures and devices are no further than 50 yards from a dwelling devoted to human occupancy
- If deer, bear, or elk are using bird feeding devices or structures, the devices or structures shall be enclosed or elevated higher to prevent access.
- Also, hunters are reminded to properly dispose of all deer carcasses to slow the spread of the disease.