Deer Archery and Crossbow Season Begins Soon

(Wisconsin) The archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons begin next weekend. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the season run concurrently statewide from September 18th to January 9th. DNR Deer Program Specialist Jeff Pritzl says they saw another mild winter last year, so Wisconsin deer hunters can look forward to increased harvest opportunities this season. He says whether you are hunting public or private land, he encourages hunters to get out and become familiar with seasonal food sources as this will influence deer movement in their local area. Those interested in hunting with both a vertical bow and crossbow may do so by paying full price for one license and purchasing a $3 upgrade for the second license. Only one bow buck harvest authorization will be issued to hunters who purchase both licenses. In 2020, archery and crossbow hunters harvested more than 110-thousand deer, including more than 64-thousand bucks, which was an increase from 2019.