Wisconsin Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Wisconsin Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season?” for Wisconsin

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Wisconsin Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

The Wisconsin hunting season provides the hunter with a range of opportunities including the following:-

Deer, Black Bear, Turkey plus small game and wild game bird hunting.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources makes the following comments about Deer hunting season.

“Recognized nationwide as one of the country’s premier white-tailed deer hunting states, Wisconsin has both an abundant herd and a proven reputation for producing some of the largest bucks in the world.

With over seven million acres of lands open for public hunting across a diverse range of habitats, you can pursue the experience that suits you: from walking all day on a fresh track in the great Northwoods, to sitting the fertile river bottoms and agricultural lands in the south.

Whether you are new to hunting or preparing for your fiftieth season, Wisconsin has what you need for great hunting and lifetime memories in the deer woods.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
FirearmsNov 23-Dec 1
MuzzleloadersDec 2-11
Bow And CrossbowSept 15-Jan 5
DisabledOct 5-14
YouthOct 5-6
Holiday HuntDec 24-Jan 1
AnterlessDec 12-15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Wisconsin Turkey Hunting Season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources makes the following comments about Turkey hunting season.

“The wild turkey is truly one of Wisconsin’s wildlife management success stories. A key role in the success of the wild turkey management program can be attributed to hunters through their purchase of the Wild Turkey Stamp which provides vital financial support in providing for future opportunities for turkey management and hunting in Wisconsin.

Since wild turkeys were first successfully reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976, population levels continue to increase and expand statewide. Successful restoration of the wild turkey resulted from tremendous hunter and landowner support, good survival and high quality habitat.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringApr 17 – May 28
Spring YouthApril 13 – 14
FallSept 14 – Jan 5

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Wisconsin Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
CoyotesOpen All Year
FoxOct 19 – Feb 15
BobcatOct 19 – Jan 31
Cottontail rabbitSept 14 – Feb 29
RaccoonNov 2 – Feb 15
SquirrelSept 14 – Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Wisconsin Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
DucksSept 28 – Dec 3
Canada GooseSept 16 – Jan 4
Other GooseSept 16 – Jan 4
PheasantOct 19 – Jan 5
Ruffed GrouseSept 14 – Jan 31
Bobwhite QuailOct 19 – Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Wisconsin Black Bear Hunting Season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources makes the following comments about Black Bear hunting season.

“The black bear is viewed as both a symbol of Wisconsin’s wildness and as choice prey. Seeing a black bear in the wild is an exciting experience for many and an equal thrill for those who prize the black bear as a big game species. The Wisconsin black bear population is thriving and expanding its occupied range in the state.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
No dogs Allowed (2019)Sept 4 – Oct 8
Where Dogs Allowed (2019)Sept 4 – Oct 1
No Dogs Allowed (2020)Sept 9 – Oct 13
Where Dogs Allowed (2020)Sept 9 – Oct 13

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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