Farm-Raised Deer Keeper Registration
Wisconsin Statutes and DATCP Rules require that any person engaging in the business of keeping farm-raised deer must have an annual farm-raised deer keeper registration from the department.
An annual farm-raised deer keeper registration (15 or fewer farm-raised deer not enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program or on a hunting ranch) expires on March 15 and is not refundable. The annual fee is $85.
The farm-raised deer keeper registration may be obtained by submitting a completed application and appropriate fee to DATCP.
If your herd contains white-tailed deer you MUST submit a DNR Fencing Certificate, for each location white-tailed deer are present, with your application for it to be considered complete.
If your herd contains white-tailed deer and is not CWD enrolled, the DNR may require your herd to be double fenced.
- If you have 15 or fewer farm-raised deer, that are enrolled in the CWD Herd Status program or on a hunting ranch, please refer here to apply for a farm-raised deer keeper registration.
- If you have more than 15 farm-raised deer, please refer here to apply for a farm-raised deer keeper registration.
If you would like to print the instructions and a blank application to fill out and mail please click here
If you have any questions, contact the Division of Animal Health at (608) 982-6444
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