Wisconsin Deer Hunting
Most folks know Wisconsin for cheese and the Green Bay packers. Deer Hunting is also a great sporting activity in this state. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resource estimates that hunters, photographers, etc., pump over a billion dollars a year into the economy of their state, and supports thousands of full time and part time jobs.
Wisconsin is also known for harsh winters, and this can wreak havoc on a deer population. However WDNR has done a great job of managing the population with post hunting season goals since 1962, and post hunting season deer populations are estimated over a million currently. Deer populations are heaviest in the east-central section of the state and moving south.
Wisconsin Deer Hunting Facts
- Deer population numbers well over 1 million.
- Rifle Season is only 9 days long.
- Over 100,000 deer taken per year.
- The James Jordan buck, taken in 1914 is still one of the most famous typical bucks ever taken. It scored a massive 206 1/8 on the B&C scale. It was the world record holder until 1993.
- The largest recorded non-typical buck taken, scored 247 3/8 and was taken in 1998.
Popular Public Hunting Areas
Wisconsin has been acquiring lands for public recreational use for well over a hundred years. This has resulted in a huge list of areas that hunters and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy.
The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural resources has an alphabetized list of public deer hunting locations in Wisconsin here: WDNA list
Wisconsin Private Hunting Areas
Do you own private hunting land or offer guided hunts in Wisconsin? Contact us about a listing in this section!
For Wisconsin hunting license information, rules and regulations, visit the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources