With the launch of the GameReg system and electronic registration, hunters now have until 5 p.m. the day after harvest to register a deer.
The new rule, which went into effect this year, applies for all deer hunting seasons.
“Previously, hunters could register their deer by 5 p.m. the day after the close of the nine-day season, regardless of the date of harvest,” said Matt O’Brien, administrative warden with the state Department of Natural Resources. “The new registration deadline is a bit of a change for 2015, so hunters should make sure they are up to speed before the nine-day gun deer hunt.”
After tagging a harvested deer, hunters can visit gamereg.wi.gov or call 844-426-3734 to access the game registration system.
Hunters can also register their deer electronically at a participating registration station.
Upon completion, hunters will receive a 10-character confirmation number to write on the carcass tag as proof of registration. This tag should remain with the deer until the meat is consumed.