About Hunting in Wisconsin

Every three years meetings are held each winter to determine the head objects for 2021- 2023, the develop meetings based on public input as well as deer management unit and zone boundaries. A few ways you can get involved is to meet online via teleconference at the site that is linked to the bottom of this page.

Council works with local department staff to schedule meetings as well as outreach for forest, agriculture and get quotas under wraps. This explains how this process is done , so not only would it benefit from being outdoors but also helping to set just how the process is affecting the wildlife, education , hunting and community members thrive in a much bigger way.

Wisconsin Hunting Seasons

Big Game: Bear, Elk, Deer, Bobcat

Small Game: Squirrel, Rabbit, Hare, Fox, Coyotes, Raccoon, Opossum

Bird: Mourning Dove, Snipe, Woodcock, Game Birds

Wisconsin Hunting Season zones

Wisconsin Hunting Season Dates 2021

Seasons are listed separately based on the weapon used , the animal being pursued and most often the county that will be holding these hunts in. That is why there are some that are listed below!

Overall Deer starts with archery & crossbow Sept 12-Jan 3,2021 , Next is Elk from Oct 17- Nov 15 and Dec 10-18. Turkey is included from April 15 to Nov 20 as well as Bear from Sept 9 to Oct 13! There are game birds, migratory and small game that also are listed.

Archer & CrossbowSept – Jan 3, 20212,3
Sept 12- Jan 31, 20212,3
Extended Archer/ CrossbowJan 4-31, 20212,3
GunNov 21-29
MuzzleloaderNov 30-Dec 9
Dec 4- day Antlerless huntDec 10-132
Antlerless only holiday huntDec 24- Jan 2, 20212

Wisconsin Hunting License

Purchase the hunting license anytime at : https://gowild.wi.gov/

Gun Deer$25$160
Small game$18$85

Find a Hunting Guide

Hunting guides in Wisconsin

Duck hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Bear hunting guides

Wisconsin Hunting News

Recognized nationwide as one of the country’s premier white tailed deer hunting states, there is both an abundant herd and proven reputation for producing some of the largest bucks in the world. With so much land available there is a huge diverse option to choose from, whether is from being on a fresh track in the Northwoods or the great plain lands of the South, preparing to hunt now or this is your numerous addition of hunting trips, one thing is enjoy all that this state has to offer, enjoy its beauty and make memories that will live on for a lifetime.

Links to Official Site

Wisconsin State Regulation Site: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/dates
Wisconsin State PDF: https://p.widencdn.net/utovva/WM0153_2020_updated
Wisconsin License https://gowild.wi.gov/