MNR announces changes to the 2021 hunting season | Sports

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the 2021 handset on Monday Wisconsin Hunting Regulations The brochure is now available online and will soon be available from licensing agents and service centers across the state.

For the second year, the combined rules leaflet brings together the dates of the seasons, the shooting times and the rules in one handy document.

The first teal and geese seasons kick off the 2021 hunting season on September 1. There is no longer a duck zone on the Mississippi River. Instead, MNR added an open water area on Lake Michigan. After a multi-year effort by sports groups to raise fees and increase funding crucial for waterfowl habitat conservation and restoration, waterfowl stamp fees have changed this season.

Deer hunters across the state will have their first opportunity to enjoy the woods with the opening of the 2021 archery and crossbow seasons, which will run concurrently across the state from September 18 to January 9. 2022. Archery and crossbow seasons extended until January 31 December 2022 in metro subunits and many counties will offer woodless holiday hunting only between Christmas and New Year holidays. New Year.

The calendar for the 2021 deer season is as follows:

  • Firearms hunting for disabled hunters: October 2-10, 2021
  • Deer hunting for young people: October 9-10, 2021
  • Deer hunting: November 20-28, 2021
  • Mouth Feeder: Nov. 29-Dec. 8, 2021
  • Statewide antlerless hunt: December 9-12, 2021
  • Holiday hunting in the agricultural land area: Dec 24, 2021-Jan. 1, 2022

New this year, updated bear zones will be in effect, approved as part of the Wisconsin Black Bear Management Plan 2019-2029. Those chasing the bear this season should familiarize themselves with the area boundaries and hunting dates. Bear baiting regulations were also recently updated and detailed on page 23 of the Wisconsin Hunting Regulation 2021.

The wolf trapping and hunting season regulations will be published in separate documents and available in print and on the MNR website. As in previous years, the Hunting Regulations brochure summarizes the Wisconsin hunting laws most relevant to hunters. For additional hunting and trapping laws, see Chapter 29 of the State of Wisconsin Statutes or Chapter 10 of the DNR Administrative Code.

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