Select hunting, trapping seasons open in November

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to prepare for the opening of several hunting and trapping seasons in November. Likewise, outdoor enthusiasts should be aware that they may encounter more hunters on state properties.

There are four dates throughout November when seasons open, so hunters are encouraged to double-check these dates. Below is a list of hunting seasons that open this month:

Nov. 4: beaver (Zones A, B And C, trapping only), mink and muskrat (southern zone, trapping only), otter (trapping only).

Nov. 13: mink and muskrat (Mississippi River zone, trapping only).

Nov. 18: deer gun.

Nov. 27: deer muzzleloader.

The statewide turkey season ends Nov. 17, but zones 1-5 remain open after Nov. 18.

Hunters are reminded as well to double-check season end dates.

The DNR also reminds hunters of the online resources available on its hunting webpage, In addition to hunting regulations, season dates, hunting hours and other useful resources, a list of public lands open to hunting is available on the public access lands webpage.

At least 50% of all hunters’ clothing above the waist must be blaze orange or pink any time a firearm deer season is taking place. This requirement includes archery and small game hunters. Waterfowl hunters are exempt from this rule.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973, must have a hunter education certification to purchase a hunting license, unless hunting under the Mentored Hunting Law.