[11/23/17] Happy Thanksgiving!!!
[11/18/17] Hope everyone has a safe and successful Gun Deer Hunt!!!
Good luck to all the duck hunters!!
Have a safe season!!
County Deer Advisory Council meetings provide public with opportunity to get involved in deer
Beginning Aug. 21, County Deer Advisory Councils will review deer population data and other key information to develop preliminary three-year population objectives within their counties. August CDAC meetings will develop preliminary recommendations, and a public feedback period in mid-September will include an online survey.
Councils will also discuss potential changes to Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundaries. Each CDAC meeting is open to the public – meetings are currently being scheduled and will be available at dnr.wi.gov, keyword "CDAC.
Councils will reconvene in October to determine final population objectives and boundaries that will be in place through the 2020 deer seasons. Final population objectives and DMU boundaries will be determined at the December 2017 Natural Resources Board meeting based on the information received through this public involvement process.
Go Wild and Wisconsin DNR will get you ready for your hunt
The 2017 Bonus Antlerless Deer Tag sales will begin at 10 a.m. CT:
August 14 - Northern and Central Forest Zones (77,075 tags)
August 15 - Central Farmland Zone (82,900 tags)
August 16 - Southern Farmland Zone (41,550 tags)
August 17 - Remaining inventory from all zones
The Bonus Antlerless Tag sale is one of the busiest license sales events for DNR - depending on the number of customers trying to use the site at the beginning of the sale, you may experience a waiting period before you proceed.
To prepare for the sale, each day an online queuing system will be put in place to manage volume in the Go Wild system. At 10 a.m. all online users will be randomly assigned into a “virtual” line, regardless of the actual time they enter into the system. There is no advantage for customers to enter the site early. Please note that customers who enter at 10 a.m. or after will be added to the end of a “virtual” line in the order in which they arrive.
Once you access the Go Wild site, follow the prompts until you reach your personalized dashboard. To purchase a Bonus tag, click the "Buy Licenses" button from your dashboard to open the sales catalog. From there, you'll find the Bonus Antlerless Deer Tag at the very top of the list. If you haven't had the chance to get your license in advance, Go Wild can help you purchase one after you select your Bonus Antlerless Deer Tag.Once queues are empty, online users will be sent directly to the Go Wild home page for the remainder of the day.
Bonus Deer Tags can also be purchased at agent locations and DNR Service Centers. Customers at these locations will be in a physical line managed by each location manager.
Head to GoWild.wi.gov to learn more and get your bonus tags when the time comes!
Deer baiting and feeding bans lifted for 15 Counties
Deer baiting and feeding bans have been lifted for Barron, Burnett, Calumet, Clark, Dodge, Jackson, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Polk, Racine, Sheboygan, Washburn, Washington and Waushara counties, while bans remain in place within 28 counties. Know the rules where you hunt - visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “baiting and feeding” to learn more.
Wild Wisconsin: the future of preparing for your hunt is almost here!
This year, we’re trying something new. We know hunters get their information on the go, so we're working on a web series called Wild Wisconsin to help you get ready for deer season. The series will be available on the DNR website, our social media pages, and on sponsor pages (more to come on that!) You’ll be able to watch specific segments or as a whole program (whatever works best for you). Segments will include everything from helpful hunting tips to a forecast for what to expect in the woods this year.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch!
Wisconsin deer metrics system places data at your fingertips
The deer metrics system provides for a unique opportunity to take a detailed look at how County Deer Advisory Councils and the Department of Natural Resources work closely with the public to manage Wisconsin’s deer herd. This metrics system is unlike any other in the country and gives anyone interested in deer management an opportunity to learn more about their local deer herd.
Metrics provided in the system include deer harvest figures, population trends, deer impacts on agriculture and forest resources, herd history, deer herd health, deer hunter surveys and more. To check out this new webpage and learn more about Wisconsin’s deer herd, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “deer metrics.”
County Deer Advisory Councils use these metrics annually to measure local herd progress toward population objectives of increasing, decreasing or maintaining, and then apply management strategies accordingly. Each of the metrics provided within the system play a role in deer management strategies, and users can easily find information for their favorite deer management unit.
Users are encouraged to get more involved in local deer management through participation in County Deer Advisory Councils or the Deer Management Assistance Program.
dnr.wi.gov Home page for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!
Hope your day is awesome!
[12/26/16] Wishing Happy Holidays to everyone... hope they are Merry and safe!!
The rut is on !!!
Good luck !!!!!!!
[05/08/16] Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mother's today!!!