November 22, 2011
MADISON - The close of the nine-day gun deer hunt also signals the opening of the 10-day, muzzleloader deer hunt that runs from Nov. 28 through Dec. 7. The muzzleloader hunt is statewide with the exception of most state parks. There is also an ongoing deer hunting season through Dec. 7 in designated metropolitan, or metro, units due to higher deer populations near some urban areas. Check the current deer hunting regulations for details.
Following the muzzleloader hunt is a four-day antlerless deer hunt running Dec. 8 through 11 statewide except in state parks and in Menominee County.
All hunters are reminded that blaze orange clothing requirements are in place whenever any gun deer season is open.
License sales officials say there are unit-specific antlerless deer tags are still available for some regular units. Permits are $5 for 10 and 11 year olds, $12 for residents and $20 for the nonresidents. Antlerless deer tags for herd control units and earn-a-buck units are available for $2 each.
Visit the deer hunting pages of the DNR Web site for details on license requirements, permit availability, bag limits and harvest rules. For additional questions call the toll free 1-888-WDNR-INFo (888-936-7463) line for answers. The line is staffed 7a.m. to 10 p.m. 7-days per week
More information on a muzzleloader hunting is available on the law enforcement pages of the DNR website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Hirchert (608) 264-6023 or Bob Manwell - (608) 264-9248