Wisconsin bonus deer tags must be purchased before they are sold out. This is new starting with 2014 deer seasons. The first days are zone specific then they will all go on over the counter sale with a limit of one per hunter per day until they are sold out. Many hunters are unaware of this change and those who decide to buy their license and tags at the last minute may be out of luck. Especially those who hunt on public land due to low number of tags available. Due to hunter requests WDNR set the public land bonus antlerless tags at a low level in an effort to increase the deer herd on public lands.
You can check the status of bonus deer permits sales here – Antlerless Deer Carcass Tag Availability
- Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. – Northern and central forest zones
- Tuesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. – Central farmland zone
- Wednesday, August 20 at 10 a.m. – Southern farmland zone
- Starting August 21 at 10 a.m. – All zones can be purchased
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bonus Tag Information Video