DNR Limits Number Of Doe Tags This Hunting Season

By: Margo Spann Email
By: Margo Spann Email

Deer hunters in our area will have to focus on getting the big one this season.

The DNR is limiting the number of doe tags available in the Northcentral part of the state.

Last year with your hunting license you received a buck tag and a doe tag.

But this year that doe tag will cost you extra if you can't get one.

A conservation warden in Marathon County says the rules had to change to protect the future of the sport.

"The last couple of year's we've had lesser deer numbers in part of the state mostly central and northern and in response to that we reduced the number of antlerless deer tags available to hunters in an effort to raise the population in those areas," says Ben Herzfeldt, Conservation Warden.

Herzfeldt says if you are still interested in bagging an antlerless deer, you'll have to see if any doe tags are still available.

That tag will cost you 12 dollars.

Hunters do get a buck tag and a herd reduction tag with this year's license.

The herd reduction tag allows you to bag an antlerless deer in some areas of the state.

Gun-deer hunting season runs November 21st through the 29th.

For a link to the DNR's Map click on the link below.

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