Tagging regs for the WI gun season

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Tagging regs for the WI gun season

Unread postby huntinnurse » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:10 pm

From the DNR:

Wisconsin's 9-day gun deer season is approaching quickly, and hunters are reminded to check the season structures and unit designations for the deer management units they plan on hunting in: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/HUNT/DEER/dmu.htm. Many unit designations have changed from previous years, and so have the corresponding tagging requirements.

Hunters can also check the map in the middle of their 2010 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations booklet (pages 28-29): http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/regs/Deer10.pdf.

In Regular Units (white units on map), all hunters may tag a buck with their one "Gun Buck Deer Carcass Tag." The antlerless tag that comes with a gun deer license is not valid in these units. Instead, hunters who wish to tag an antlerless deer may purchase a bonus antlerless tag in addition to their license. Bonus antlerless tags for Regular units are limited in quantity, and a number of units have already sold out. Permit availability is updated regularly online: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/cs/BonusAvailability.htm. If bonus tag availability is getting low, hunters are encouraged to purchase their license and bonus tag as soon as they can.

There will be 19 Regular Units in northern Wisconsin, that will have bucks-only regulations. These are the light gray colored units on the Deer Season Structure Map. The antlerless tag that comes with hunters gun deer licenses will not be valid in these units, and no bonus antlerless tags are available.

In Herd Control Units (dark gray colored units on map), hunters may use the buck tag and antlerless tag that comes with their license. Additional antlerless tags are available for $2 each.

In Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) units, earn-a-buck regulations will apply. Any valid carcass tag used to tag a buck will need to have a valid buck authorization sticker affixed to it, or it must accompany an antlerless deer that was tagged previously by the same hunter until they are registered. After purchasing a deer hunting license, hunters may pick up additional carcass tags valid in CWD units. For more information, see the Earn-a-Buck Frequently Asked Questions document online: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/hun ... eabfaq.pdf.

Hunters with any questions on deer tagging requirements or regulations can contact the DNR information line at 1-888-WDNRINFo 1-888-936-7463, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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