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Information on current and upcoming deer seasons, tools for your hunt and deer herd monitoring.
Antlerless tag availability
Bonus antlerless tags and Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tags are now available for purchase or selection in DMUs that offer them. Antlerless tags are zone, DMU and land type-specific (public access or private land), but are not weapon-specific.
Paper tags are required for tagging deer and can be printed at home, at a DNR service center or at a DNR license agent for a $2 processing fee.
Bonus antlerless tags
The first three days of sales are zone specific:
- August 15 for Northern and Central Forest Zones
- August 16 for Central Farmland Zone
- August 17 for Southern Farmland Zone
- August 18 all remaining bonus tags can be purchased until sold out or the season ends.
Bonus tags cost $12.00 for residents, $20.00 for nonresidents and $5.00 for 10 and 11 year olds. Bonus tags can be purchased online at Go Wild, at a DNR service center or at a DNR license agent.
Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tags
Farmland (Zone 2) Antlerless Deer Tags included with the purchase of each deer hunting license are now available for selection. You may select your tags at Go Wild or by visiting a DNR service center or a license agent.
2016 deer season structure and tag levels
- Season structure and management zones map
- Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tag availability map
- Bonus antlerless tag information
- Metro sub-unit antlerless tag information
Deer hunting resources
- What to know
- Deer season dates
- Deer hunting regulations and hours
- View bonus, farmland zone and metro sub-unit antlerless tag availability
- Carcass tagging FAQ
- Electronic registration information
- Register your deer online
- Search in-person registration stations
- Deer season 2016 FAQ
- Tribal night hunting
- Baiting and feeding regulations
- Before and after the hunt
Monitoring the herd
- Common health issues for Wisconsin deer
- Statewide winter severity
- Chronic Wasting Disease prevalence, 2010 - 2013
- 2015 CWD sampling areas
- Cumulative distribution of CWD detections in southern Wisconsin
- 2015 deer regulations CWD update
- Recommendations for reducing the spread of CWD
- CWD test results
- CWD regulations
- Contact information
- For information on deer hunting, contact:
- Derek Johnson
Assistant big game ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management