DEER HUNT 2018 – WHAT’S NEW?
- Deer tags are now referred to harvest authorizations;
- Boundaries in several DMZs, DMUs, and metro sub-units have changed in 2018 – DMZ/DMU boundary changes have occurred in Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Marinette, and Oconto counties.
- Boundaries of several metro sub-units have been modified, including Dane, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Vernon metro sub-units. Three new metro sub-units have been created in Rock, Eau Claire, and Chippewa counties.
- Archery and crossbow deer seasons have been extended in several deer management units, and will close Jan. 31, 2019.
- Baiting and feeding regulations have changed in select counties. For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “baiting and feeding.”
DEER HUNT 2018 – SEASON DATES
TRADITIONAL NINE-DAY GUN DEER SEASON
- Nov.17 – 25
METRO SUB-UNIT GUN DEER SEASON
- Nov.17 – Dec. 5
- Nov. 26 – Dec.5
DECEMBER STATEWIDE FOUR-DAY ANTLERLESS-ONLY SEASON
- Dec. 6−9
ANTLERLESS-ONLY HOLIDAY HUNT**
- Dec. 24 – Jan.1, 2018
**Select DMUs (see page 44 of 2018 Deer Hunting Regulations for details)