Bonus Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits

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Bonus permits that allow deer hunters to shoot additional antlerless deer in designated deer management units (DMUs) went on sale at noon, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004. Resident and non-resident hunters will have equal opportunity to purchase these permits, either at any license sales location or online.

Bonus permits may be purchased at the rate of two per day per customer, at a cost of $12 for residents or $20 for non-residents, until each unit is sold out. A listing of the number of bonus permits in each deer management unit is available at DNR Service Centers and on the DNR Web site, or hunters may contact the DNR Customer Service and Licensing call center for more information at (608) 266-2621.

Bonus antlerless permits may only be used in the Deer Management Unit for which they were issued. Hunters will again receive a one free Zone T antlerless permit along with the purchase of a deer hunting license. Zone T tags may be used to tag an antlerless deer in any Zone T, Earn-a-Buck, or CWD unit during any hunting season.

The Department of Natural Resources began mailing this season’s Hunter’s Choice Permits on Monday, August 16. The permit was redesigned this year into a postcard instead of the letter format that had been used in recent years. The use of this postcard permit is only authorized when in the hunter’s possession while hunting and the DNR recommends hunters keep this permit with their backtag. Hunters must present their Hunter’s Choice Permit during the registration of hunter’s choice deer. A Hunter's Choice permit is not an additional permit, but allows hunters to shoot an antlerless deer with their regular deer license.