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For more information about deer hunting, licenses and harvest authorizations, call: 888-936-7463
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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].

2018 Holiday hunt and extended archery hunt

The 2018-19 extended archery season will take place in select Farmland (Zone 2) counties [PDF] and in Metro Sub-units[PDF] around the state until January 31, 2019. Either sex hunting is allowed with the proper harvest authorizations.

Please see the 2018 Deer Hunting Regulations for more information.

Bonus Antlerless Harvest Authorizations still available

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) are still on sale in many counties!

Check harvest authorization availability for your county here then visit Go Wild 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 2018 harvest: weekly harvest totals

View 2018 deer harvest and license sale 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

General information
Harvest authorizations and registration
Tools for the hunt
Deer hunt 2018 Media Packet

2018 Deer Season Structure

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Additional resources

Last revised: Tuesday January 15 2019