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

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … 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