Contact(s): Jenna Kosnicki, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-476-7843, Sawyer Briel, DNR communications, 608-261-0751
MERCER, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for aging during the 2017 archery and gun hunting seasons. If you harvest a deer, please consider submitting the head from any harvested deer for aging.
Cooperators in the area can be found below:
The department will offer $3 per head collected to businesses. Information collected by cooperators and the department will be used to help assess the age structure within the local deer herd. These data will be influential in helping the Iron County Deer Advisory Committee determine deer quotas in the future.
Wisconsin's citizens have played a key role in supplying aging information. Department staff would like to thank all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts.
For more information regarding deer registration in Wisconsin, search keyword "Deer Registration"
All harvested deer will be registered electronically in 2017. Hunters will have three options for registering their deer: by phone at 1-844-426-3734 (1-844-GAME-REG), online at gamereg.wi.gov, or electronically at a participating in-person registration station (keyword "registration stations"). Online registration has proven the be the quickest and easiest option.
All deer must be registered by 5 p.m. the day after the deer is recovered.
For more information regarding electronic registration, search keywords "electronic registration."