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Special July 2020 Agenda and Meeting Materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your written comment is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

In light of COVID-19, the Natural Resources Board will be meeting via eConference. Members of the public can submit written comments by the posted deadline date for Board consideration. No public appearance requests will be accepted. The public may watch the July Board meeting via live webcast via this link.



For a special meeting from:
Room G11, State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2) 101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday, July 30, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will convene for a special meeting via eConference at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, originating from Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-2 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department’s program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.


    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for July 30, 2020
  2. ACTION ITEMS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2020
      1. Request reconsideration of the Board’s action on Agenda Item 4.C. on June 24, 2020
        (Dr. Frederick Prehn, Chair)
        Greg Kazmierski CDAC Survey Handout June 24, 2020
        Green Sheet Agenda Item 4.C. June 24, 2020
        Approved Amendments for Agenda Item 4.C. June 24, 2020
      2. If reconsideration passes, the amended motion that was adopted by the Board on June 24, 2020 for antlerless harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2020 will be reconsidered
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Se ction Chief)

The public is welcome to view a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings here.

Board Meetings are webcast live. To watch, go to the webcast archive and click on this month’s meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

The following meeting resources also are available: Agenda Item Packets (also known as green sheet packages are linked to the corresponding item on the website/html meeting agenda here -- click on the blue “View agendas” button then scroll down.), supporting documents, and public comment. Media Site recordings and the Brief of Action are used as the legal record of Board Meetings.

Public Appearance Protocol: The following is from the Board’s meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testimony that threatens, intimidates, or includes disparaging comments about Board Members, department staff, and other members of the public will not be allowed. Those that do so July be removed from the meeting or remote location. Written comment is always welcome.

Due to public health advisories on COVID-19, there will be no Open Forum or public appearances for the July meeting. All 2020 regional tours have been cancelled. All 2020 regional meetings will be moved to Madison. Future 2020 Open Forum remote presentation opportuniti es July be held at the following DNR locations (schedule is subject to change):

Date of Meeting Meeting Location Remote Location
August 11-12 Madison Spooner/NOR
September 22-23 Madison Fitchburg/SCR (or other location)
October 27-28 Madison Green Bay/NER
December 8-9 Madison Eau Claire/WCR
January 26-27, 2021 Madison Rhinelander/NOR

Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your written comment is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.