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Hunting

In the months leading up to the various Wisconsin seasons, hunters across the state anxiously await their favorite time of year. Time spent honing shooting skills, readying equipment and scouting the land for game are enjoyable pastimes and can pay off when the season opens. Bonds with family and friends strengthen during the hunting seasons as old traditions continue and new ones begin. And of course, everyone is wondering what the season will bring.

Season Dates

Hunting Hours and Regulations

Everything you need to know to stay legal in the field

Purchase a hunting License

Permits, licenses and harvest authorizations available in one convenient location

White-tailed Deer

Season structure, DMUs and everything hunters need to get into the field

Turkey

Spring and fall turkey hunting and bonus harvest authorization availability

Where to Hunt

Find a location on Wisconsin’s six million acres of public lands

Hunter Education and Safety

Opportunities for adult and youth hunters

Elk

Information on drawing, hunting, reintroduction and ongoing conservation
Elk

Deer Advisory Councils

Learn about your county deer advisory committee to help manage deer in your area
Deer Advisory Councils

Bear

Season dates, zones and drawing information
Bear

Waterfowl

Hunter resources, season structure and management
Waterfowl

Birds and Small Game

Abundant opportunities to pursue pheasants, grouse and other small game
Birds and Small Game

Trapping

Resources for trappers on dates, regulations, licenses and fees
Trapping