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DNR Holding More Opportunities for Deer Hunters
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/04/2017

The nine-day gun deer hunt may be over, but hunters can still participate in the muzzleloader season, archery and crossbow seasons and two antlerless-only gun hunts.

The muzzleloader deer season runs through December 6 and gives hunters the opportunity to fill any unused deer tag and extend their gun deer season. Thousands of hunters participate in this hunt every year using both primitive and modern muzzleloaders.

The annual statewide four-day, antlerless-only hunt will take place December 7-10. Hunters may fill any unused antlerless tags while hunting in the proper deer management zone, unit and land type specified on the tag.

In addition, the antlerless-only holiday hunt will be offered in 17 farmland units from December 24 through January 1. These seasons are used at the request of County Deer Advisory Councils and utilized in units with high deer numbers in need of antlerless harvest to slow overall herd growth. Hunters may fill any unused antlerless tags in their proper deer management zone, county and land type. Any unit where the holiday hunt is not offered will be open for archery and crossbow hunting, and bucks may be taken.

Any legal firearm, crossbow or archery equipment may be used during the statewide antlerless-only and holiday hunts.

Meanwhile, the archery and crossbow seasons will remain open through January 7.

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