Wisconsin Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 –
 January 31, 2019

Wisconsin Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$18

Non-Resident License Fees:
$85
5-Day $55

Special Permits:
Pheasant Stamp $10

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 20 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 1 per day, 2 per day after opening weekend

Bobwhite Quail

Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – December 12, 2018

Limits: 5 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse Season

Zone A: September 15 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 5 per day

 

Zone B: October 20 – December 8, 2018

Limits: 2 per day

Woodcock

Wisconsin Woodcock Season

September 22 – November 5, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Wisconsin Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

October 20 – November 11, 2018

*25 permits available

*in select areas

Hungarian Partridge

Wisconsin Hungarian Partridge Season

October 20 – January 6, 2019 in select areas

 Limits: 3 per day

Setter and Hunter

Highlights From the 2012 Bird Hunting Season

It seems like eons ago when we were climbing to 12,000 feet in the Ruby Mountains in pursuit of Snowcock. But it was just a short six months since we set off to start the 2012 bird hunting season. Now that wild bird hunting in the lower 48 has ended I sit here reflecting on … Read more

Rio and Grouse

Trusting the Dog in the North Woods

Rio is fresh off her first wild bird hunt in Nebraska. It seemed like a good opportunity to start over with an absolutely clean slate, discovering the North Woods together. The way I look at it the same thing that applies to hunters applies to the young Jornada Llewellin setter;  get exposure to as many … Read more