Deer Management Units
The information displayed is meant to be a quick, interpretive list of the common questions hunters have about the deer season in each DMU. In addition please note that there are carcass movement restrictions in place for CWD-affected counties. The 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.
Deer Season Structure Map
- Download printer-friendly deer season structure map
- View the CWD affected counties
- Deer Management Zone boundaries
- Metro Sub-unit boundaries
|Archery & Crossbow||September 12 – January 3, 2021 or January 31, 2021 (extended archery/crossbow DMUs only) with only antlerless harvest allowed during the statewide antlerless-only hunt from December 10-13 and in counties participating in the antlerless-only Holiday Hunt from December 24-January 1, 2021.|
|Archery & Crossbow *Metro Sub-units only*||September 12 – January 31, 2021 with only antlerless harvest allowed during the statewide antlerless-only hunt from December 10-13 and in counties participating in the antlerless-only Holiday Hunt from December 24-January 1, 2021.|
|Gun Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities *Only on sponsored properties, not a statewide season*||Oct. 3 - 11|
|Youth Deer Hunt||Oct. 10 - 11|
|Traditional 9-day Gun Deer Season||Nov. 21 - 29|
|Gun Deer Season *Metro Sub-units only*||Nov. 21 - Dec. 9|
|Muzzleloader Season||Nov. 30 - Dec. 9|
|4-day Antlerless-only Hunt *Statewide*||Dec. 10 - 13|
|Antlerless-only "Holiday Hunt" *Select Farmland (Zone 2) DMUs only*||Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2021|
Additional season information
- For more information about all things deer hunting in Wisconsin, visit the deer hunting page.
- For more information about antlerless deer tags available in your DMU, visit the antlerless harvest authorization availability page.