7/31/17 – A local group that monitors deer populations is looking to enlist members from the agricultural community. The Deer Advisory Council was created three years ago to set county harvest goals for the annual hunting season. Chairman Dale Maas says tracking the deer population is important for maintaining a healthy ecological balance, specifically protecting against diseases such as chronic wasting disease and blue tongue. The organization meets two to three times a year and a member serves a three-year term. Maas says right now there is no one on the council that is representing the agricultural community in Dodge County. He says it is important to have the input of farmers with a county that is over 90% agriculture. While the application process is over, Maas says the open ag position is available to anyone who wishes to serve. To find out more you can contact Dale Maas at 920-210-1558 or visit the DNR website at www.dnr.wi.gov and type in “cdac” in keywords.