DNR hunting webpage offers one-stop shop for hunting resources

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the DNR’s hunting webpage is a one-stop shop for everything a hunter needs to know before heading afield this season.

Hunters can find relevant information on hunting regulations, hours, public lands and more on the mobile-friendly webpages. Hunters can also register harvests on GameReg, the DNR’s online game registration system.

Here’s what hunters can find:

• Go Wild! – Buying a license is the first step to hunting this fall. If they haven’t already, hunters should buy their hunting licenses online on the Go Wild website (or in person at a license agent). Bonus harvest authorizations can also be purchased through Go Wild.

• Hunting regulations and hours – The “Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Combined Hunting Regulations” pamphlet is available online, which includes hunting hours for the northern and southern parts of the state. View a map of the zones on this webpage.

• Lands – Hunting is allowed on many of the DNR’s public properties. Additionally, some private lands are open to public hunting through programs like the Voluntary Public Access program, and they can all be found on the maps on this webpage.

• Safety education – Whether new to hunting or wanting a refresher before the season, this hunter education-themed page connects hunters to hunter safety resources. The DNR especially recommends the Learn To Hunt classes for newer hunters.

• First-time buyers’ discount – If it’s a hunter’s first time hunting (or their first time in the last decade), they can receive a discount on their hunting license this year. Don’t miss this opportunity.

• Season dates and application deadlines – Hunters can look through the season dates for all game species and print a handout for easy reference.

In June, the DNR announced the retirement of the Hunt Wild app, pushed a notification through the app and directly emailed all users who registered an account with Hunt Wild.

In case anyone missed those messages or has automatic updates turned off, the DNR encourages hunters to use the mobile-friendly hunting resources above. Most of these resources are also downloadable for offline access.