Countdown to Wisconsin Gun Deer Season

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

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