A Way of Life in the USA

Hunting is a way of life in the United States, and we are here to help you be as successful on the hunt as possible.

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season

  • May 22, 2013 /

Wisconsin has always been a spectacular state to visit during deer hunting season. In the falls hunter line up looking for the biggest and best. Below is valuable information and everything that is needed for a successful hunt in Wisconsin.

Species Common to The Area

Wisconsin hunters primarily are in search of the whitetail deer. There are ample areas states wide that offer plenty of opportunities for catching the prize buck. The whitetail deer love to hang around rivers and any type of farmland. Wisconsin has become famous for the trophy deer that have been claimed from its woods. Buffalo County is famous for its record setting prizes. More trophy deer are taken from this area than any other place in the country.

Hunting Methods Allowed In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, numerous different methods are allowed to hunt deer. No automatic weapons are allowed. However, the only exception to this rule is a .22 caliber handgun. The handgun must have center-fire cartridges and there are restrictions on the barrel, it must be 5.5 inches in length. One may use the traditional hunting artillery, which includes shotguns, muzzleloaders and riffles. The muzzleloaders are only allowed during a specific period during the season. Wisconsin is very strict on laws in transporting these firearms; they must all be unloaded while traveling in a vehicle. Officials want the guns in enclosed containers and if there is a muzzleloader, they must be cleaned of all powder.

Hunting License

You must be at least 12 years of age to hunt in Wisconsin. Everyone must have a hunting license and a deer tag. There are several packages for hunters to consider. If you do several types of hunting, like deer, pheasant, small game and also fishing, the combination license will work best. The license is $60.00 and will cover one year. Those who are 12-17 years of age can purchase the same package for $35.00. It is $24.00 for a gun license to hunt deer and $24.00 for archery deer hunting as well. The gun deer license is in addition to a regular hunting license and must be carried by anyone using a gun. You will also need to purchase carcass tags. They can be bought in different categories. The categories are for the deer there is antlerless, or a buck. These tags help in areas that are herd controlled. The deer must be tagged with a valid time and date as soon as it is killed. The hunter has until 5 p.m. to register the deer as being killed by a gun, the day after the end of season.

Where to Hunt In Wisconsin

There are numerous places to hunt in Wisconsin. Being a rural state the opportunities are endless for great hunting territory. About 90 miles south of The Twin Cities is Turtle Creek. This is one of the most popular hunting destinations in the state. This area is considered the heart of deer country for the state. Many prize bucks have come from this area and it is always frequented by those looking for an amazing kill. Even still some of the best hunting is around the upper Mississippi river. Deer love to be near water and this place provides ample areas for hunters to find their prize for the season.