Farm-Raised Deer Program

The Farm-Raised Deer Program provides the requirements for keeping and moving farm-raised deer in Wisconsin, including registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement, and permit requirements.  

Wisconsin Deer Farm Statistics

The following reflects the deer farm industry in Wisconsin as of January 2, 2019:

Number of registered​​ deer premises in Wisconsin*384
Number of hunting ranches*69 of the 384
Number of premises enrolled in the CWD herd status program​169
Number of farms with a CWD positive test since 200125
Number of herds depopulated as a result of a CWD positive​15


Deer Keeper Organizations

*Updated annually during the license renewal process.
**Updated daily through an automated database.