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Grants to Wisconsin Agencies for Wildlife Damage Control and Abatement

Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control (UWDAC)


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/01/22 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Wisconsin village, town, city, county, or tribal governments for projects to protect wildlife in eligible urban areas. Funding is intended for a wide range of projects including the development of control measures, wildlife plans, and damage abatement for white-tailed deer and Canada geese.

Eligible Projects

  • Eligible urban areas list (see the attached pdf)
  • Developing an urban wildlife population control plan.
  • Monitoring wildlife populations and establishing population estimates.
  • Removing deer using sharpshooters as part of a DNR approved project.
  • Trapping deer and geese.
  • Implementing managed hunts.
  • Removing resident Canada geese by approved DNR methods.
  • Performing required health and tissue sampling.
  • Processing, distributing or disposing of geese or deer to a charitable organization. Modifying habitat.
  • Implementing any other wildlife control or damage abatement practices approved by the DNR.

The following criteria will be used to rank applications for grant awards:

  • The extent that the application addresses prevention and abatement of nuisance wildlife problems or wildlife damage to human safety, health, property;
  • The extent that the application includes long-term solutions to wildlife problems such as habitat modification or adopting a "no wildlife feeding" ordinance;
  • The cost-effectiveness of the plan or project;
  • The severity of the wildlife damage or nuisance problem addressed by the application; 
  • The likelihood of preventing the specified damage or nuisance.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any town, city, village, county or tribal government in an urban area can apply for these grants.

Additional Geographic Information:

For a list of eligible areas, see:

Pre-Application Information
The grant application period opens on October 1st each year. The application deadline is December 1st each year. Grant awards are issued in January of the grant year.

Term of Contract
The grant expiration date is one year from the date of grantee signature if the project is in the development of an
urban wildlife population control plan, approved by the DNR. The expiration date is two years from the date of grantee signature if the project is the implementation of a DNR-approved urban wildlife population control plan.

Contact Information
For more information, contact:

Wendy Peich
Grant Manager

Sarah Wyrick
Wildlife Biologist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921

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