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- Contact information
- For information on deer hunting, contact:
- Melinda Nelson
Assistant deer biologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
It's that time of year again when the blaze orange is airing out, sighting-in is underway and talk turns to plans for the upcoming gun deer season opener. With a thriving deer herd, Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation. Have a safe and enjoyable season!
2013 gun deer license sales status
Interested in knowing how many hunters are in the field compared to last season? The following table compares 2012 to 2013 sales for the season opener.
Tools for your season
- Deer season dates
- Deer season structure and boundary descriptions
- Deer hunting regulations and hours
- Deer carcass tags
- Baiting and feeding regulations
- Antlerless deer (bonus) carcass tags availability
- Deer registration stations
- First deer certificate form - Commemorate the harvest of your first Wisconsin deer
- So You Got a Deer - field dressing basics
- Videos on safe deer processing
- Deer donation
- Frequently asked questions about gun season
Connect with us!
Ask the experts
The Department of Natural Resources will host a series of online deer hunt chats throughout the deer season. Experts will answer questions and provide tips. Chats begin at noon each scheduled date.
- November 19 - Getting ready for the season
- November 20 - Know where to go
- November 21 - Safety and regulations
Visit ask the experts and select an available chat topic.
We want to hear your stories and see photos of your time in the woods. Join the conversation on our Facebook page, share your hunting tradition with your friends, family and us! Like our page and you can also take part in our Pin-it-to-Win it contest.
Visit us on facebook.com/WIDNR.
Get the latest news and information by following DNR on Twitter. During the season we will have live-feed tweets and images from ride-alongs with DNR conservation wardens out working deer season. Warden ride-alongs often reveal interesting events and insights into the deer hunt that many of us never see. Also go behind the scenes with other DNR staff throughout the nine-day gun deer season.
Follow us at twitter.com/WDNR.
Take part in our exciting Pin-it-to-Win-it contest! We are looking for photos that best represent your hunting tradition. From getting gear prepped, to spending time in the woods, to cooking up your favorite wild game recipe, all you have to do is Pin-it-to-Win-it! Details can be found on our Facebook page by clicking the Pin-to-Win button.
Follow us at pinterest.com/wdnr.
Kick off your season by watching Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013. Outdoor Wisconsin host Dan Small gears up for the upcoming gun deer season with experts from Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources.
View Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 and reference topics mentioned in the show.
Want more? We will provide a special daily feature covering Wisconsin's 162nd gun deer hunt. We will include videos, slide shows and social media posts highlighting the season's memories and tales for years to come.
Find more features for the 162nd gun hunt.
Deer season tele-briefing
Deer hunting opportunities
Monitoring the herd
- Deer herd management
- Deer harvest summary
- Deer abundance and densities in deer management units (DMU)
- Deer management unit information
- Deer diseases