Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : outdoors : outdoor news August 16, 2017

Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14 in Oneida County.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14 in Oneida County.
8/5/2017 7:28:00 AM
Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14

Beckie Gaskill
Outdoors Writer

The hunting season will look a bit differently in Oneida County this year. Antlerless tags will be available for the first time in several years. In last spring's meetings, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC), decided not to allow any antlerless tags for this year's gun-deer hunt. It also took away the youth option to harvest an antlerless deer. In Oneida County, however, the CDAC decided it was time to allow the harvest of antlerless deer.

The Oneida County CDAC recommended the harvest of 850 antlerless deer. At a success rate of 35 percent, 2,400 tags would be issued. Public land hunters would receive 700 tags while those hunting private would be allotted 1,700 tags. There was a great deal of public input at the CDAC meetings earlier this year which lead to this decision. There was also input at the meetings from Department of Natural Resources biologists and other experts who agreed the deer herd in the county could withstand the harvest of some antlerless deer and still see an increase in population. With the milder winter last winter, the population is still expected to increase as does come through the winter in better condition. Many hunters have reported seeing more does with two fawns this spring, lending some credence to the idea that the herd can withstand this type of hunt.

Bonus antlerless tags go on sale in August

Those looking to snag a bonus antlerless tag should mark Monday, Aug. 14 on their calendar. Bonus antlerless tags will go on sale in both the Northern Forest and Central Forest Zones at 10 a.m. that day. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Bonus tags will be $5 for 10- and 11-year-olds, $12 for residents and $20 for nonresidents. Central Farmland Zone tags go on sale Aug. 15 and Southern Farmland tags go on sale Aug. 16. Tag sales begin at 10 a.m. each day. On Aug. 17, the remainder of the tags for every zone will go on sale until they are sold out or the season ends. According to the DNR website, tags can be purchased at the rate of one tag per person per day until sold out or until the season ends. Tags can be purchased at a DNR Service Center, a license sales location or on the Go Wild website:

Hunters are reminded that bonus tags are not weapon-specific, but they are zone and land-type specific. Hunters who hunt on Managed Forest Land or Forest Crop Land, which is private land open to the public for hunting and other recreational uses, must have a public land antlerless tag.

Beckie Gaskill may be reached via email at

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Marshfield Clinic - 1

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2017 1up!

Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved