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Wisconsin bonus doe permits available starting Monday

You can apply online or at a license agent in person.

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Wisconsin deer hunters can look for bonus antlerless permits starting Monday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.
Clint Austin / 2013 file / Duluth News Tribune
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. Monday at gowild.wi.gov and at license sales locations.

Deer population levels vary throughout the state, and antlerless harvest opportunities vary by management zone. This allows for greater harvest opportunities where deer are abundant and a more conservative harvest where deer are fewer in number.

Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations, formerly known as tags, are available for purchase in all deer management units for the 2022 season.

Bonus authorizations are sold at a rate of one per person per day until sold out or until the 2022 deer hunting season ends. Bonus authorizations are $12 each for Wisconsin residents, $20 each for non-residents and $5 each for youth ages 11 and under.

A list of units with bonus antlerless harvest authorizations available for purchase is available at dnr.wisconsin.gov/permits/bonusavailability.html .

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Each day at 9:45 a.m., an online queuing system will be put in place to manage volume. At 10 a.m., all online users waiting on the “Go Wild” system will be randomly assigned a number and staged into a virtual queue.

Hunters will need to know the deer management zone and unit in which they intend to hunt. They will also need to determine whether they will hunt on public or private land to make their purchase.

The first three days of bonus sales are management zone-specific and the fourth day is open to all zones:

  • Aug. 15, 10 a.m. — Forest Zones (Northern and Central).
  • Aug. 16, 10 a.m. — Central Farmland Zone.
  • Aug. 17, 10 a.m. — Southern Farmland Zone.
  • Aug. 18, 10 a.m. — All zones available.
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