DNR reminds hunters of new tagging requirements ahead of gun deer season

Posted: 3:47 PM, Nov 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-14 23:16:19Z

The DNR reminded hunters Tuesday of an important change to tagging requirements ahead of gun deer season.

In years past, hunters had to physically put a tag on their harvested deer. However, the DNR has changed the requirements this season. 

Hunters are no longer required to attach a tag to a deer or keep the tag with the meat. Instead, they just need to carry proof of a valid deer tag on their person or on their phone so that they can electronically register their deer.

"A lot of people were worried in the past that when they attached it and try to drag their deer out, it could fall off or rip apart because there is just paper," explained Joshua Martinez with the DNR. "Now we don't require that anymore, but you still have to register your deer. That's the big thing: still remember to register your deer."

Hunters can connect their driver's license to their "Go Wild" account in Wisconsin, and in those cases, a license would be the only thing needed to prove to a warden that they're hunting legally.