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Wisconsin Hunting

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Known ForQuality white-tailed deer hunting and a newly managed elk hunt

TerrainRolling hills to the west, hilly forests to the north, and thousands of lakes throughout

Government Lands7,160,008 acres

Government Lands %17%

Private Lands34,757,839 acres

Private Lands %83%

Wisconsin

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Archer

Resident: $24 | Nonresident: $160

Junior Archer

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $77

Crossbow

Resident: $24 | Nonresident: $160

Junior Crossbow

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $77

Gun

Resident: $24 | Nonresident: $160

Junior Gun

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $36

Bonus Antlerless Deer

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $20

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for Wisconsin: 657

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Bear Hunting (Class A)

Check regulations for more details.

Resident: $49 | Nonresident: $251

Bear Hunting (Class A) (under 12 years old)

Check regulations for more details.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Bear Application

Check regulations for more details.

Resident: $4.50 | Nonresident: $4.50

Elk

Hunt Zones

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Elk Application Fee

First ever elk season in Wisconsin. Residents only.

Resident: $10

Elk Hunting License

2018 will be the first ever elk season in Wisconsin. Residents only.

Resident: $49

Regulations

Purchase a License

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for Wisconsin: 413

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Wild Turkey Stamp

Resident: $5.25 | Nonresident: $5.25

Fall Turkey

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $60

Spring Turkey

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $60

Bonus Spring or Fall Turkey

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $15

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Furbearer

Nonresident: $160

Junior Furbearer

Nonresident: $7

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

Bobcat Application

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $6

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Furbearer

Nonresident: $160

Junior Furbearer

Nonresident: $7

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Furbearer

Nonresident: $160

Junior Furbearer

Nonresident: $7

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Pheasant

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

Pheasant Stamp

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Youth Pheasant Stamp

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $4.50 | Nonresident: $4.50

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Grouse

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

Sharp-tailed Grouse Application

Resident: $3 | Nonresident: $3

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $28

Waterfowl Stamp

Resident: $7

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

Waterfowl Stamp

Resident: $7

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Early Goose Permit

Resident: $3 | Nonresident: $3

Exterior Goose Permit

Resident: $3 | Nonresident: $3

Dove

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Upland Bird

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36

Rabbit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game Permit

Resident: $18 | Nonresident: $85

Small Game, Junior Permit

12-17 years old.

Resident: $9

Youth Small Game Permit

Under 12 years old.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $7

Small Game, Senior Citizen

65 years and older.

Resident: $9

5-Day Small Game Permit

Nonresident: $55

WI Student Small Game

Nonresident: $18

Conservation Patron

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $165 | Nonresident: $600

Junior Conservation Patron (ages 12-17)

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $75 | Nonresident: $77

Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $275

Junior Sports

Non resident license does not include hunting furbearer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $36