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deer hunters

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Deer hunting

Information on current and upcoming deer seasons, tools for your hunt and deer herd monitoring.

Bonus tags are available for purchase

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 a DNR License Agent for a $2 processing fee.

Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tags are available for selection

Farmland (Zone 2) Antlerless Deer Tags [PDF] included with the purchase of each deer hunting license are now available for selection. You may select and print your tags at home by visiting Go Wild. You can also visit a DNR license agent, for a $2 processing fee, or DNR service center to select and have your tags printed.

2015 deer harvest summary

2016 deer season structure and tag levels

  • Season structure and management zones map [PDF]
  • Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tag availability map [PDF]
  • Bonus antlerless tag information [PDF]
  • Metro sub-unit antlerless tag information [PDF]

Deer hunting resources



Additional resources

Contact information
For information on deer hunting, contact:
Derek Johnson
Assistant big game ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-264-6023
Last revised: Wednesday August 17 2016