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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 9/16/2020 1:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Deer hunters throughout the state will have their first opportunity to enjoy the woods this fall with the opening of the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons, which run concurrently statewide from Sept. 12 to Jan. 3, 2021. The archery and crossbow seasons are extended to January 31, 2021 in metro sub-units, and many cou...
  • 9/16/2020 1:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – This fall, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching its largest ever survey of deer hunters to better understand which harvest opportunities hunters decide to take. Participating hunters will use an online diary to record the number of hours they spend hunting, deer sightings and observations relat...
  • 9/16/2020 1:35:00 PM
    Deer Season Is Here  The start of deer season has once again arrived. Hunters throughout Wisconsin have their first opportunity to harvest the big one as the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons open on Saturday, Sept. 12. Although the season officially runs through Jan. 3, 2021, the season is extended to Jan. 31, 2021 in metro sub-units. ...
  • 9/9/2020 4:25:00 PM
    It's That Time Of Year –   Buy Your Archery License Today!   Have you been anxiously waiting for deer season? Your first opportunity to enjoy the deer woods is nearly here with the opening of the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons this Saturday, Sept. 12. Reports from many parts of the state indicate good deer numb...
  • 9/8/2020 10:45:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters and trappers across Wisconsin are in the final countdown to the fall season openers. To help get ready, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has pulled together the 2020 fall forecast series, which details everything Wisconsinites need to know ahead of the game. Forecasts can be found at the l...
  • 9/8/2020 10:40:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Hunters and trappers across Wisconsin are in the final countdown to the fall season openers. To help get ready, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has pulled together the 2020 fall forecast series, which details everything Wisconsinites need to know ahead of the game. Forecasts can be found at the l...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    On August 17, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog in the Town of Sugar Camp, Oneida County. On August 19, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On August 20, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a tra...
  • 8/23/2020 2:30:00 PM
    Dear Hunters and Wildlife Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, My name is Randy Johnson, and I was recently hired as the state’s large carnivore biologist, responsible for overseeing bear, wolf and cougar programs. I’m originally from a small farming town in southwest Minnesota, and have been an avid outdoor user my entire life, including hunting...
  • 8/23/2020 2:25:00 PM
    On August 12, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On August 15, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Eisenstein, Price County. On August 15, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depred...
  • 8/23/2020 2:15:00 PM
    Countdown To Deer Season!   With just under a month before opening day, the best time of year in Wisconsin is almost here! Start putting your hunting plans into action during the bonus antlerless harvest authorization sale beginning Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Harvest Authorization Purchasing Made Easy Review the list of units with bo...
  • 8/23/2020 2:15:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – Eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2020 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities must contact a hunt sponsor to sign up before Sept. 1. As of the June 1 sponsor application deadline, 76 sponsors have enrolled over 70,000 acres of land across 41 counties for this year's hunt, which wi...
  • 8/11/2020 10:35:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts. Participants can repo...
  • 8/11/2020 10:30:00 AM
    On August 3, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves a trailing hound dog in the Town of Bergen, Marathon County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to help reduce con...
  • 8/10/2020 3:00:00 PM
    Hello deer hunter, We are sending you this email because our records indicate you purchased a Wisconsin deer hunting license before the Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless harvest authorizations included with your license were available. Depending on the deer management unit, up to five Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless harvest authorizations may be incl...
  • 8/5/2020 11:30:00 AM
    On August 1, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed one trailing hound dog and injured another trailing hound dog in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  On August 1, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed 3 trailing hound dogs in the Town of Fifield, Price County. More information and caution-area...
  • 7/31/2020 5:05:00 PM
    RICE LAKE, WI – July 30, 2020 Henry Repeating Arms Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling all H015-series Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020. Henry has recently discovered a potential safety is...
  • 7/22/2020 11:50:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms Gears Up For The Henry 180 At Road America The NASCAR Xfinity Series Race to Include Custom Trophy Rifles, Giveaways, Free Admission for Frontline Healthcare Workers & Veterans, and a New Livery for...
  • 7/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, designed and donated 88 limited edition Henry “Ethan’s Army” Edition Golden Boy lever-action rifles to benefit the family of 2-year-old Ethan Shaw from Pleasant View, Tenness...
  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    It's not too late to get involved in local deer management decisions! The July 1 deadline to join your county’s deer advisory council is coming up fast. The opportunity to apply for all seats only comes up once every three years, so be sure to submit your application in time! Council members meet annually to review dee...
  • 6/14/2020 11:55:00 PM
    ADVICE FROM BOB MERCIERIf you are going hunting this week focus on the rubs. Locate the freshest rubbed trees in the woods you can hunt, and put your stand within clear shooting view of the buck trail (15" to 24" inch wide trail that pecking order bucks use) (or ...
  • 6/14/2020 11:20:00 PM
    Bob Mercier, author and creator of the Dominance is Everything deer hunting system, sends this photo of Glen Sheetz from Ohio with his impressive buck. Sheetz is another hunter Mercier “taught to be invisible to deer in Ohio while walking his private land to discover the whereabouts of the king of the herd. This king hunted Glen two weeks a...
  • 6/13/2020 11:50:00 AM
    We are proud to announce our TV COMMERCIAL airing 11/14/19 on FSWI & FS1 and PBS     Tune in to Deer Hunt Wisconsin...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    MADISON—The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came from two 3 ½-year-old whitetail...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    Want to make a difference in deer management in your county?  Now is the time to apply for County Deer Advisory Council seats. The application period for each county is open until July 1, 2020. Council members meet annually to review deer management data, gather public input from citizens and provide recommendations to the Department of Natu...