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Should Wisconsin expand ATV/UTV trails on public land?

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“New system: bonus anterless tags Public ‘n Private Lands … ?

Do you approve of the new system of separate bonus antlerless deer tags for public and private land?

Antlerless deer tags available for purchase Aug. 18

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Hunters are encouraged to view FAQ document and participate in antlerless tags chat Aug. 12 

MADISON – Bonus antlerless deer carcass tags are available for purchase starting Monday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Antlerless tags will be sold at a rate of one per person per day. Sales will continue until sold out or until the 2014 deer hunting season ends.A list of units and tags available can be found at WDNR website.Tags will be available for purchase through the Online Licensing Center and at DNR licensing sales locations.Deer management unit boundaries have changed as a result of an extensive two-year review of Wisconsin’s deer management program. Deer hunters are encouraged to check the 2014 deer management unit designations map and 2014 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations booklet for information regarding management units.

To help hunters understand the antlerless tag purchasing process, the department is hosting an online bonus antlerless tags chat at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. DNR regulations experts will be on hand to answer all tag-related questions. For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “chat.”

In 2014, antlerless carcass tags will be available in 55 county units. Each gun deer, archer and crossbow hunting license will include one antlerless tag. This antlerless tag will be valid in county units within the Central Farmland and Southern Farmland zones.

Those who wish to harvest an additional antlerless deer must purchase a unit and zone-specific bonus antlerless deer carcass tag ($12 for residents, $5 for 10 and 11 year-olds, and $20 for adult non-residents). These tags will be specific to public or private land – hunters will need to be aware of which land type they plan to hunt before purchasing an additional bonus antlerless tag.

Nineteen county units, in whole or portion, have been designated as buck only in 2014 to encourage herd growth. Antlerless tags will not be available for purchase in these units. However, qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces home on furlough or leave, Class A and C disabled permit hunters, and youth hunters ages 10-17 will be allowed to harvest an antlerless deer in buck only units.

Bonus tags for the Northern Forest and Central Forest zones will be available for purchase starting Monday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Tags for the Central Farmland Zone will be available Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Southern Farmland Zone tags will be available Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. All remaining tags will be available for purchase Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.

Those who purchase a 2014 deer hunting license before Aug. 18 can expedite the tag purchasing process, since hunters must obtain a deer hunting license before they can purchase a bonus antlerless tag.

Remaining tag numbers are updated daily. If a unit is not listed, no tags have been allotted for that unit in 2014. It is important to note that county units with low numbers of available tags will likely sell out quickly.

Hunters are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions page for more information. The FAQ feature provides brief responses to a wide variety of deer hunting questions, ranging from deer management unit boundaries to antlerless permits.



  • Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist – (608) 261-7589
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Do you want to see any changes in Wisconsin’s turkey season structure?

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Are you concerned about the discovery of a CWD-infected deer in Washburn County?

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CWD discovery – Concern … ???
Wisconsin DNR considers CWD discovery’s fallout


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In the April 20 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News, editor Dean Bortz writes:

Madison — Whether the discovery of CWD in Washburn County results in higher antlerless quotas this fall remains to be seen, but DNR officials on April 4 said they were well aware that deer units in that area already are close to goals.

“I know there is concern in that part of state already with the number of permits and the antlerless quota levels,” said Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division administrator. “Those units were close to goal, and we will take that into consideration when reviewing quotas.

The DNR will present this year’s antlerless goals and permit numbers to the Natural Resources Board on April 25, but as of April 12, the agency was leaning toward leaving quota and permit levels where they were before learning of the CWD-positive doe, according to Dave Zebro, the DNR Northern Region warden supervisor.

Zebro said the DNR also is talking about hosting a public meeting in the Shell Lake area to help residents in that area learn more about the disease, and to talk about ideas for managing it.

“We want to get some information out, get some thoughts from the public, and look for ways to best manage this. We also want to make sure citizens know what to do if they see a sick deer,” Zebro said.

“The public is disappointed, but right now they want to know what they can do to try to work to protect the herd.”

Zebro said the DNR is already working with registration stations to set up for disease-surveillance efforts this fall.

“We want those heads from within a 10-mile radius of where the positive deer was found, and we will need public cooperation to get that done,” he said.

In the meantime, the DNR has worked with two deer pick-up contractors that work in Washburn, Polk, Barron, and Burnett counties to arrange for receiving car-killed deer heads. A freezer has been set up for the contractors. Four heads were brought in from car-killed deer last week.

READ MORE HERE: Outdoor News

AND HERE: Wisconsin DNR


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Are you concerned about the discovery of a CWD-infected deer in Washburn County?

YES 20% | NO 80% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 0% | COMMENTS [2]