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 operations 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 in February and March.

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

More information on Deer Cooperator Permits is available here.

More information on Agricultural Deer Cooperator Permits is ​available here​.