Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Deer Management Units for the 2017-2018 deer hunting season

Use the zoom tool or mouse wheel to zoom in on the area of the map you are interested in. Click on the location of where you want to hunt to see a quick list of the basic season structure and tag level information for that location.

The information displayed is meant to be a quick, interpretive list of the common questions hunters have about the deer season in each DMU.

2017-2018 Deer Season Dates
Season Dates
Archery & Crossbow Sept. 16 - Jan. 7, 2018
Archery & Crossbow *Metro Sub-units only* Sept. 16 - Jan. 31, 2018
Gun Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities *Only on sponsored properties, not a statewide season* Oct. 7 - 15
Youth Deer Hunt Oct. 7 - 8
Traditional 9-day Gun Deer Season Nov. 18 - 26
Gun Deer Season *Metro Sub-units only* Nov. 18 - Dec. 6
Muzzleloader Season Nov. 27 - Dec. 6
4-day Antlerless-only Hunt *Statewide* Dec. 7 - 10
Antlerless-only "Holiday Hunt" *Select Farmland (Zone 2) DMUs only* Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2018

Note: Movement of deer carcasses could be a key pathway in the spread of CWD if the CWD positive carcasses are not disposed of properly. View the carcass movement recommendations for more information.

2017 Deer Season Structure Map

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Additional season information

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