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Hunting Regulations and Hours

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Combined Hunting Regulations

The regulations for small game, deer, migratory birds, bears and elk have all been combined into our Regulations booklet.

Translations and other information for specific species will be available closer to the hunting seasons.

These regulations are updated each June/July.

2022 Elk Hunting Regulations

*This document will be updated soon. Check back before the season.

More elk season information

Wolf Harvest

The most recent hunting season in Wisconsin was in 2021. Currently, wolves are federally protected and there is no hunting season planned for 2023.

For reference,  see below for information from the 2021 season.

Fall 2021 Wolf Hunting And Trapping Regulations

More wolf season information

Shooting Hours

Hunting hours differ depending on the time of year and location (northern or southern half of the state, as well as latitude). Hunters can look up their appropriate hunting hours below:

Hunting Hours Map

Northern Area

Southern Area

Season Dates

Season dates can be found on the Hunting Season Dates webpage. Hunters can also view and print 2023 season dates and application deadlines [PDF].