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Wildlife Damage and Abatement

Vernon LWCD has contracted with the USDA- APHIS Waupun office to provide assistance to landowners contending with wild animal pressures.

Although abatement measures are emphasized, crop damage (mainly from geese and deer) is also reimbursed. There is a nominal deductible and an annual claim limit of $15,000.00 per landowner.

The program is currently supported by a $1.00 fee on all hunting licenses, a $12.00 charge for deer bonus tags, and general revenues from the federal government.


Ag Damage

Nuisance Wildlife


County Contact: USDA-Waupun

Phone: 1-800-433-0663* or 920-324-4514

Dave Matheys
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
220 Airport Rd, Viroqua, WI, 54665
Phone: (608) 637-3938