Nuisance antlerless deer tags will be available for use in select area within Florence County

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  1. By Northeast Region September 11, 2015

    Contact(s): Tony Derleth, nuisance tag holder, 906-282-2819; Jason Cotter, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-528-4400 EXT. 119

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - In 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will issue 150 nuisance antlerless deer tags to Forest Investment Associates for use on approximately 12,000 acres in Florence County. Forest Investment Associates will make these tags available to all interested deer hunters for use this fall.

    Tony Derleth, the nuisance permit holder for the property, will be distributing tags to deer hunters at the Florence DNR service center from 8-10 a.m. Sept. 18, Oct. 5 and Nov. 20.

    Forest Investment Associates has demonstrated the impacts of deer browse on tree regeneration throughout the property, and nuisance antlerless deer tag issuance will promote successful regeneration of trees following timber harvest and will improve the long-term deer and wildlife habitat within the permit area.

    Long-term site-specific management is consistent with recommendations found in the Deer Trustee Report and is in line with Deer Management Assistance Program objectives to promote healthy deer and healthy habitat. Site specific management will be an important part of conservation and deer management in Wisconsin moving forward.

    These tags are available free of charge, but hunters must possess a deer hunting license valid for the weapon type being used. Hunters should check the permit conditions for weapon restrictions and other rules that may apply during this timeframe. Tags will be valid until Jan. 3, 2016.

    For more information, visit and search keywords "damage permit hunting." For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword "deer."

    Electronic Registration
    All harvested deer will be registered electronically in 2015. Hunters will have three options for registering their deer: by phone at 1-844-426-3734 (1-844-GAME-REG), online at, or electronically at a participating in-person registration station (keyword "registration stations"). A link to the electronic registration system will also be available through the Pocket Ranger app for mobile devices.

    The electronic registration system will prompt hunters to answer a series of questions and generate a 10-digit confirmation number, which must be written on the carcass tag attached to the harvested animal. Hunters are reminded to carry a pen or pencil with them to write the 10-digit number on their tag. When this registration number is written on the tag, the animal is considered legally registered.

    All deer must be registered by 5 p.m. the day after the deer is recovered. Hunters must retain the tag with confirmation number as proof of registration until the deer has been consumed.

    For more information regarding electronic registration, search keywords "electronic registration."

    Last Revised: Friday, September 11, 2015