Deer Damage Management Techniques

Deer Cooperators

Deer Cooperators are businesses that provide deer control assistance where deer hunting often is not a viable option. They are licensed by DNR to use non-lethal and lethal deer management techniques to help resolve deer problems.

Permits for Deer Cooperators can be issued for year-round operatio​ns if the purpose is to address a human safety concern (i.e., airports, test tracks, etc.). Permits can also be issued for agricultural or other areas without human safety concerns; these permits can be used from January 15 - ​April 15.

Community consensus and DNR approval is required on an annual basis when employing the services of a Deer Cooperator.

For more information, contact:
George Timko
Deer Project Co-Leader
301.478.2314 (office)