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Contact information
For more information about deer hunting, licenses and harvest authorizations, call: 888-936-7463
For questions specific to deer management, contact:
Anna Brose
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Deer hunting

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

Check out the 2018 fall deer hunting forecast [PDF].

No changes to deer carcass transportation rules in 2018

The proposed emergency rule regarding transportation of deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties will not go into effect this year. Regulations regarding the transportation of deer carcasses in 2018 are the same as they were in 2017.

For more information, visit the DNR carcass movement restrictions webpage, or contact Scott Karel, Rules and Regulations Specialist by email or calling 608-267-2452.

Are you ready for deer season?

Wisconsin's deer seasons are just around the corner! Get up to speed with updated information on this page.

Bonus Antlerless sales begin August 13th

If you are looking to put some delicious venison in the freezer this fall, Wisconsin offers many opportunities to do so. Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorization sales (formerly known as deer tags) go on sale starting August 13th.

Visit Go Wild for more information and to get your harvest authorization.

Get to know the deer herd in your area

Explore the new deer metrics database.

Registration of deer harvest is required

All harvested deer must be registered by 5:00 p.m. the day after recovery in the Deer Management Unit (DMU) of harvest or an adjoining DMU. Deer may be registered online through Game Reg, by phone at 1-844-GAME-REG (1-844-426-3734), or at a participating in-person registration station. Before you register, have the unique deer harvest authorization number ready.

Follow the harvest

View 2018 deer harvest data, updated weekly throughout the hunting season.

Weapon Use by Wisconsin Deer Hunters Report

View the summary of Weapon Use by Wisconsin Deer Hunters Report [PDF].

Deer hunting resources

2018 Deer Season Structure

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Additional resources

Last revised: Tuesday October 02 2018