woodducks

Photo courtesy of Carol Steinmetz of Marshfield

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Harvest Information Program (HIP) Registration

As part of a national program to monitor hunter numbers and harvest, anyone hunting migratory game birds (ducks, geese, woodcock, mourning dove, snipe, rails, gallinules [moorhens] and coots) in Wisconsin is required to first obtain the Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification prior to hunting any of those species. The requirement to be HIP certified is not unique to Wisconsin. To hunt migratory game birds in any state, you will have to be first HIP certified in that state. You must be HIP registered annually and can conveniently do this when purchasing your hunting license each year free of charge.

Details about HIP certification [exit DNR]

Contact information
For information on waterfowl hunting, contact:
Taylor Finger
Assistant migratory game bird ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-6458
Last revised: Friday December 20 2013