Wisconsin deer, turkey hunters no longer required to tag carcasses

Posted at 10:25 AM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 13:20:46-04

Wisconsin deer and turkey hunters are no longer required to validate tags or attach tags to carcasses, the DNR announced Friday.

The new tagging changes take effect immediately.

Hunters also are not required to keep tags with the meat, according to the DNR.

All requirements to register deer and turkeys by 5 p.m. the day after harvest are still in effect. Hunters still need to provide the tag number when registering. 

For more information on the deer herd in your area, visit the new DNR deer metrics database here.