RDAT Timeframe

Each Regional Deer Advisory Team (RDAT) will hold an annual winter (post-deer season) meeting for discussion, information-sharing, and identification of priority issues or program areas for assessment. Local open houses may be hosted by Wildlife Division following these meetings to gather additional public input, particularly regarding identified priority topics. At least one RDAT member will be asked to volunteer to participate in each open house. Each RDAT will also hold an annual summer (pre-deer season) meeting for finalization of input or recommendations. RDAT members will then be asked to discuss the nature of this input with the public during the following deer hunting season in order to aid with communications regarding potential future program directions. Meeting agendas and identification of methods for concluding each item of business will be prepared by the Deer Program Leader and RDAT co-chair in a timely fashion before each RDAT meeting.