Countdown to Wisconsin Gun Deer Season

Posted: 4:48 PM, Nov 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-24 17:04:49-05
Countdown to Wisconsin Gun Deer Season
Countdown to Wisconsin Gun Deer Season
Countdown to Wisconsin Gun Deer Season

Gun season for deer hunting in Wisconsin kicks off Saturday, November 19. 

From a new tagging system to the approval of florescent pink gear, this year's deer hunting season comes with a number of changes. 

NBC26 is keeping you informed so you know what to expect this season. 


What's New in 2016

  • The new Go Wild license system is in place this year. The DNR says the Go Wild system offers hunters greater flexibility to purchase and display licenses, but there are a few changes to keep in mind.
    • Carcass tags will be printed on regular white paper.
    • Carcass tags are now validated immediately after the kill by writing on them.
    • The carcass tag no longer needs to be attached immediately after the kill, but if you leave the carcass unattended you must tag it.
    • While afield, it is illegal to carry more than one copy of a carcass tag. 
  • Back tags are no longer required. The DNR will not be issuing back tags this year.
  • Youth hunters must specify land type. For the Junior Anterless Deer Tag, youth hunters will need to indicate whether they are on public-access or private land. For more information on the Youth Gun Deer Hunt click here
  • Blaze / fluorescent pink clothing may be worn in place of blaze / fluorescent orange. At least 50% of outer clothing above the waist must be colored blaze orange or fluorescent pink.
  • For counties offering multiple tags, a different land type can be used for each tag. All tags must still be within the same DMU. For more information about tagging, click here
  • Baiting and feeding deer is closed in some counties. These counties include Forest, Oneida and Vilas.


You can view a full copy of the 2016 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations by clicking here

For a complete list of season dates and application deadlines, visit the DNR website

NBC26 is also asking viewers to submit their hunting photos for a chance to be featured online and on air! You can submit your pictures to the NBC26 Facebook page  or email them to us at