Plenty Of Time Left To Harvest Deer In Wisconsin



Plenty Of Time Left To Harvest Deer In Wisconsin


Hunters may use any unfilled antlerless harvest authorization during these hunts, but the authorization must be used in the zone, county and land type for the harvest authorization used. 

Wisconsin’s 2023 9-day gun deer season is now behind us, but that doesn’t mean deer season is over. Hunters across the state still have multiple deer harvest opportunities this fall and winter.

Opportunities include:

  • Muzzleloader season – Nov. 27 – Dec. 6
  • Statewide Antlerless-Only Hunt – Dec. 7-10
  • Antlerless-Only Holiday Hunt – Dec. 24-Jan. 1, 2024, in select Farmland Zone units

Hunters may use any unfilled antlerless harvest authorization during any of these hunts, but the authorization must be used in the zone, county and land type designated on the harvest authorization. Only antlerless deer may be harvested during the statewide antlerless-only hunt and antlerless-only holiday hunt, regardless of weapon type.

Archery and crossbow seasons remain open statewide through Jan. 7, 2024, and extend until Jan. 31, 2024, in metro subunits and in deer management units with extended archery and crossbow seasons.

Hunters are encouraged to double-check the regulations for information on the hunting seasons offered in their area.

Deer Harvest Registration

All harvested deer must be registered electronically by 5 p.m. the day after the deer is recovered. The fastest and most convenient way to register your deer is through the GameReg system. The system will prompt hunters to answer a series of questions. The unique harvest authorization number associated with each permit is required.

Hunters have three options to register their deer:

Proper registration provides accurate harvest data for DNR wildlife managers and County Deer Advisory Councils for the management of deer in Wisconsin.

Hunter Resources

The DNR also reminds hunters of online resources available on the DNR’s Hunter Resources webpage. In addition to hunting regulations, season dates, hunting hours and other useful resources, the public can find a list of public lands open to hunting using the Public Access Lands webpage.


Holiday Gift Guide For
Outdoor Enthusiasts

Want to get your holiday gift buying done with seasonal items? This year, give the gift of the outdoors to those on your list.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

This could be your easiest stocking stuffer ever!

Give the gift of Wisconsin’s outdoors this holiday season with a subscription to Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. Get five issues for just $5 (an $11.21 value) with this limited-time offer, valid on all new subscriptions, renewals and gift subscriptions now through Jan. 2, 2024.

Subscribe now to start your subscription with the winter issue, which includes a beautiful 2024 Wisconsin state parks calendar. Visit or call 1-800-678-9472 to give a gift or subscribe.

2024 State Park Passes

2024 Wisconsin State Park and Forest annual vehicle admission stickers are available for purchase starting Nov. 24, 2023, along with 2024 trail passes.

Vehicle admission stickers are required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests and recreation areas. 2024 annual passes purchased on Nov. 24, 2023 and after are valid at properties from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2024.

Reduced rate stickers are available to households with additional vehicles registered to the same address; one reduced-rate sticker can be purchased online at the same time as a full-price sticker. For those purchasing more than one, reduced-rate stickers are also sold at parks.

Online orders are generally shipped within a week and should arrive within 30 days of ordering online. If you wish to visit a park before your sticker arrives, print the receipt or write out Your Pass Now along with the Order Number and Pass Details on paper, and place on the driver’s side dash while at the property.

Buying as a gift? We recommend shipping the sticker to your own address rather than to the recipient to avoid delays.

Buy your gift online today!

Wisconsin Endangered Resources Fund

Trying to avoid giving those you love more stuff? Try making a donation in their honor to a cause that makes a positive change. The Endangered Resources Fund is a great way to contribute toward protecting Wisconsin’s special species and spaces.

With a donation to the Endangered Resources Fund, you can help provide critical support for many of Wisconsin’s rarest plant and animal species. The fund has helped protect and restore some of the last remaining populations of declining species and special habitats like remnant prairies and oak savannas found in Wisconsin’s state natural areas.

Learn more about donations to the Endangered Resources Fund and make one today on our website.

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New EPA Clean School Bus Program Funding Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second round of rebate funding for the Clean School Bus Program. The EPA anticipates awarding at least $500 million in rebates to fund the replacement of existing school buses with clean and zero-emission school buses. Wisconsin school districts received 62 electric buses during the 2022 rebate opportunity. Additional information on eligibility, the application process, important dates and funding prioritization is available on the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program webpage.

Questions about the program and eligibility can be directed to EPA at

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