Deer hunters in Juneau County will have a new disposal site for deer carcasses this season, thanks to the collaborative efforts of area sportsmen and conservation groups.
Juneau County Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates recognized the need to provide a safe and effective means of deer carcass disposal, which aligns with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources guidelines to minimize the spread of chronic wasting disease in the area.
A dumpster located at the Juneau County Landfill will be available for hunters to dispose of deer carcasses beginning Monday, Nov. 5 at the following times:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
- Saturday – 8 a.m. to Noon.
“As hunters, we value the health of our local deer herd, and by providing a disposal site such as this may help slow the spread of CWD in our area,” said Bob Nicksic, WCC chair for Juneau county, who was instrumental in coordinating the project.
A self-sample CWD kiosk will also be stationed at the site as hunters are encouraged to submit the heads of their deer for testing. These samples are very important for herd health monitoring and to inform deer management decisions exercised by the Juneau County Deer Advisory Council.
This cooperative effort involved coordination between local WCC delegates, CDAC members, DNR staff, and the Juneau County Landfill to ensure proper disposal procedures are followed. The funding to initiate this Adopt-a-Dumpster project was provided by the Outdoors Forever Conservation Club, a local group dedicated to promoting conservation practices. To learn more about ways your conservation group can help support similar efforts in your area, contact your local DNR wildlife biologist.