Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-261-7589
MADISON - Bonus antlerless deer tags are available for purchase starting Monday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.
Bonus tags will be sold at a rate of one per person per day until sold out or until the 2016 deer hunting season ends. Bonus tags cost $12 each for Wisconsin residents, $20 each for non-residents and $5 each for youth ages 10 and 11.
For a list of units with bonus tags available for purchase, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "bonus availability." These and all other deer hunting licenses and tags are available online through the Go Wild website, gowild.wi.gov, (exit DNR) or at any of more than 1,000 Go Wild license sales locations.
Hunters will need to know the deer management zone, unit, and determine whether they will hunt on public or private land in order to purchase unit-specific bonus tags.
The first three days of bonus tag sales are management zone-specific and will be available as follows:
As a reminder, Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tags are now available for distribution. Depending on the deer management unit, one or more Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless deer tags are included with the purchase of each gun and archery deer hunting license.
Hunters are also encouraged to join Department of Natural Resources staff for a series of online livechats:
Each chat will begin at noon - to view a full chat schedule and check out previous chats, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "expert."
To learn more about how to tag a harvested deer in the field, head to the deer page and check out a brand new tagging slideshow for a step-by-step look at how to correctly tag a harvested deer.
The department's frequently asked questions page offers a helpful look at questions that have commonly been asked so far this fall related to deer hunting.
To view the frequently asked questions page, search keyword "deer" and select the "deer hunting resources" menu.
Those interested in receiving occasional email reminders can sign up to receive messages about season dates, license and tag types, and other information. Visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for "subscribe for updates for DNR topics," then follow the prompts and select a list of your choice.
For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword "deer."