Antlerless (Bonus) Tags for Regular Units go on Sale August 22 and August 23, 2009
WI DNR News
Wisconsin deer hunters who plan on hunting in Regular Deer Management Units in 2009, and wish the opportunity to harvest antlerless deer, can purchase unit-specific antlerless (bonus) tags on a first-come, first-serve basis for most of these units ($12 each for residents, $20 each for non-residents). Deer hunters should check the 2009 Deer Season Structure map first to find their unit designation (Regular units are in white): http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/hunt/deer/dmu.pdf.
Antlerless tags for even numbered Regular units will be sold beginning at noon on Saturday, August 22, but will not be sold on Sunday, August 23. Antlerless tags for odd numbered Regular units will be sold beginning at noon on Sunday, August 23. Deer Management Units with remaining antlerless tags available will resume sales on Monday, August 24 until sold out or until the hunting season ends. The first-come, first-serve system replaces the "Hunter's Choice" application process, which was last used in 2005. Hunters will be limited to purchasing one unit-specific antlerless tag per day.
Hunters are encouraged to purchase their 2009 Wisconsin gun or archery deer hunting license first before the day they purchase their bonus antlerless tags. Hunters may purchase deer hunting licenses and antlerless tags at any DNR licensing location http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/cs/licenseagents/ or online https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/wi_public/goHome.do.
Archery deer hunters will automatically receive one free antlerless tag which is valid in any unit statewide, but may purchase additional unit-specific tags if they are available. Thirteen Regular units will not have unit-specific tags available for 2009, and most gun hunters will be limited to buck-only deer hunting in these units.
Visit the following links on the DNR web site for bonus antlerless tag availability and other details: