Carbon Express Arrows

Wisconsin

Grade Breakdown by Resident and Nonresident

Residents: C-
Nonresidents: C+
Individual Reports and Comments
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Piebald (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
To many doe tags given out.
Chuck Deery (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Good age disparity in the deer around me. Lot's of opportunities.
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Mike f'er (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm the biggest blow hard on bowsite, and all that is wrong with the current state of hunting
Tonybear61 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B+
Need better regulations on baiting (e.g. minimize or get rid of it)
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Limburger Mike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I m the baiting wizard
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Charlie rear (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Wanna be hunter
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Hall monitor Pete (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I'm too busy on bows ire than hunting
Crusader mom (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer, but hunt everyday
Crusader mom (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer, but hunt everyday
Crusader mom (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer, but hunt everyday
Crusader mom (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer, but hunt everyday
Crusader mom (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer, but hunt everyday
Tweedy (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer so I wouldn't know how to grade
Tweedy (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer so I wouldn't know how to grade
Tweedy (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I never see deer so I wouldn't know how to grade
CaptMike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: A+
I take the easy way out in all the hunting I do, I manipulate deer then be a blow hard to all.
CaptMike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: A+
bfisherman11 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
Our herd is slowly coming back from the CWD laws and has improved. I've been hunting the same place for 18yrs so I've studied the population close for a longtime.
raspy old hen (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
Observation hours from my treestand starting in September and ending in December.
Nenerbait (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: F
Wisconsin hunters are lazy, they buy a small chuck of land, spend thousands of kahunas trying to improve there odds because they lack the skills it takes to be successful. Just ask Capt Mike,
Marc W. (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D-
In over 30 years of bow hunting I have never felt less interested. Game cameras, illegal ladder stands, screw in steps and hang ons litter public land in my area. The number of deer is also in decline
Cross gunner (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A+
Wisconsin is the best place in the US to harvest big bucks with a crossbow during the rut.
Novice (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: C
Poor wolf management, not enough logging, careless with doe tags in some areas, not enough emphasis on managing for mature bucks, too liberal crossbow use (shouldn't be included in regular archery)
Jeremy (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
Too much pressure on young bucks.
Gritty (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: C
Great season for me, showed up RC again.
Trapper (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: A+
I don't have the patience to let the Bucks I grow mature, so I always settle and then go back to gardening.
Buckjammer (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Where is our hall monitor Pete pec, looks like he needs to tattle on a few posters here. He can get out his flashlight, ribbon and tiara again.
Jim Franke (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: C
Some areas of the State are great to hunt. Other areas are horrible.
Captmike (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: A+
I put a lot of effort into growing deer, including food, water, and illegal mineral sites, but can't ever get it done I wish Neverbait would show me how to actually hunt.
Never bait (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: F
To many private landowners manipulating deer, end baiting and bait plots or tax the heck out of those practices to improve public land
blackwolf (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D
Too many doe permits in north. Lack of wolf control
Greg M (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C
I did see more bucks then does in the areas I hunt. Cameras showed quality too. In most cases these properties are managed by the hunters who have permission on them. Is still room for improvement.
ScottG (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: D-
Bucks in Wisconsin grow big if you let them to so they can grow. However, wi DNR is the laughing stock of DNR services. Bunch of idiots run this state
Bow Crazy (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
Wisconsin - An A+ as compared to other states for Quality. Improvements can be made, APR would be a start. Our northern deer numbers are down, but improving.
thrasher (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D+
Way to many young bucks killed. Too much pressure makes animals nocturnal. Antler point restriction PLEASE!
Lee Haakenson (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
Less buck sightings that previous 2 years. Very little camera activity all fall
Kurt Rosenquist (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C-
I believe they are allowing over harvest of the deer population and using CWD as a reason
Eric Werner (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C-
Too many hunters keep deer from reaching maturity. Iā€™d guess 10% of bucks are 3 1/2 or older. 4 1/2 and older are few and far in between.
Matthew schultz (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Dnr gives out to many crop damage tags as well as doe tages. There are a lot of hunting opertonities and people In wisconsin take advantage keeping the average age of bucks well below 3 years.
Helgermite (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
I'm fortunate to see plenty of deer in all age classes in the areas where I hunt including some goo bucks.
Matt Friar (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: F
Big buck state, but approach the DNR makes on CWD and how the hunting season is layed out is not optimal.
Chase Secraw (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: B
Put bucks only back in most northern counties so people don't shoot fawns or moms with fawns.
Thomas stuebs (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D-
Shoot way to many does especially in northern Wisconsin
Joshua moriarity (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: C+
Quality deer hunting destination
Terry Drone (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
I saw very few deer during the bow and gun hunting seasons. I did see one decent sized buck. I'm hunting private land in an area that is supposedly overpopulated.
Terry Drone (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
I saw very few deer during the bow and gun hunting seasons. I did see one decent sized buck. I'm hunting private land in an area that is supposedly overpopulated.
longspeak74 (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
The buck sign I saw along with trail cam photos of bucks I have was positive, but only saw smaller bucks while in the field. Does seen were small and infrequent, so overall rated a C. Did not harvest
Shawn Kopke (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D
Need to go back to Hunter's choice. Tighten up quoto's on public land for antler less. Private land allow the landowners to decide.
Adam Neu (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: F
Poor deer management, hunters killing young bucks over over does for meat. Overpopulation of deer herds
Wyatt Silha (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D
Would love to see state wide minimum antler restrictions similar to those in MN
Vincent Runkel (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: B+
I think that the star of Wisconsin is fairly good in terms of deer management. The public around trempeleau county is above average. Many big bucks cruise public. Many up and coming bucks on cam.
Sidekick (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
DNR needs to shorten crossbow season coincide with muzzleloader season & encourage archery hunting more. Reduce antlerless harvest in areas of high wolf populations. Consider antler restrictions.
Brian Bohn (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: C
I hunted an average number of days for me during the bow hunting and regular gun season. I hunt on private land in both Trempealeau and Buffalo counties. I saw 3 deer during the gun season and 15 bow
Patrick Johnson (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C+
Number of bucks i seen this year was low, but the few i seen were 8 points and up, quantity of deer this year was high i seen lots of does and yearlings, the states deer management is fairly decent
Hunter Swan (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: C
Lots of bucks just not a lot of shooters. Saw lots of 2-3 year olds and only 2 that were 4+. Just wish we could have antler restricting. To try and grow more mature deer.
Travis Gerritts (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B-
There are many young bucks in the state. There are a lot of deer because of very suitable habitat, but too many tags are given out and too many special hunts.
B Q (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
Quality sightings and pics all year. Unfortunately management now run by politicians rather than scientists
Rick Rice (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
Quite a few big shooter bucks this year on camera and live. None within bow range. Doe poulation is in great condition this year. This year was the most bucks and does that I have seen in previous yea
Chris Berghammer (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B+
I saw quite a few deer during bow season. Gun season is harder as pressure increases. I saw a nice mix of older and younger bucks.
Dan Strnad (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
Getting better every year
Trevor Davis (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
Shooting way to many doe the past few years. Time to let them have a rest!
WoundChannel (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: C
Minimal deer observed. Nice pictures of Bucks on bowsite!
ZER (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
Gun season is far to long. New tagging just make it easier for people to overharvest. Herd numbers are going down all over the state. And there is very little antler management.
MEATHUNTER (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Basically everyone's to greedy these days. The riches r buying all the bucks to shoot. Glad still got the public land to shoot meat n hope the riches never get a hold of that.
Hugh Gebutt (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D
Less mature bucks, fewer sightings, and poor choices made by WDNR made it easier to poach / shoot more deer than allowed and never be caught.
Thomas Worley (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
If you aren't seeing good deer in WI, you are hunting the wrong spot. Very healthy herds except far north.
Crusader dad (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: C-
I saw almost no deer while hunting this season. Not one buck while hunting. This was by far my worst hunting season.
casekiska (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
I have been WI bowhunting for over 61 years and believe the bowhunting opportunities here are as good or better than they have ever been.
Preston Olszewski (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D+
Based mostly on testimony from Kewaunee County.
Camp 2 dukes (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
State of Wisconsin hates deer.
AL Mumm (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
Buck quality is getting better in certain areas but still average at best! It seems the state just wants all the deer irraticated!
cord young (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: C
crossbow is making it easier for people to shoot bucks
Jamie (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
get rid of doe seasons
smokey (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
Management tools have mostly been taken away from biologists. Get the politicians out of the mix.
Brett Collien (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D
No back tags, paper tags, over the phone registration, too long of gun season
Jeff (nonresident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Bait piles, rifle seasons, cwd, and no antler point restrictions... WI DNR is no help. Herd Management is 100% up to land owners. Pretty sad program.
happygolucky (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: B
Did not see much in Oneida county this year and no big bucks. Not a fan of CDAC for deer management.
Bret peterson (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: D-
The state agency's comtinuously make decisions regardless of public input. Many people have decided not to attend "Public Input" meetings on future deer management given the direction take despite pu
CJ (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: F
Upsides: Wisconsin has habitat, fertility, and some private landowners who care. Downside: The DNR's mismanagement of the herd thru liberal tags and seasons which degrade the quality of our hunt.
Let them grow (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
Good terrain available, no management program in place. Let them go so they can grow. We would all see more deer, and better quality deer. Safe hunting. Happy New Year!
Lawboytom (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Worst season in years
Dakota (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
Our DNR does not care about the herd, harvesting as many does as possible, having almost a straight month of gun hunting. Quality of deer has gone to crap.
Zachary Noethe (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: D+
Have seen many deer in my area and saw plenty of young bucks, but Wisconsin has far too many doe seasons. Many parts of the state aren't fortunate enough to have an abundant herd.
treegeek (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C-
Saw lots of deer pre season, must have been feeding elsewhere late October early November. Great buck at night on camera(as usual)they get big by being smart. Saw more deer in years past.
JB (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: F
The WI DNR manages for maximum opportunity and income. There are some nice bucks in parts of the state, but this is thanks to private landowners and not the WI DNR. Crossbows have hurt hunting here!
Bill Thompson (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Pete-pec (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C-
Public land is managed by people that obviously don't have a hunting background. Private land managers do a better job of managing the herd, but only how they see fit, and are certainly not perfect.
Jeff in MN (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
I posted earlier but though I should point something else out. This is the first year in 51 years that I did not buy a Wisconsin deer license, bow or gun. The herd just totally sucks in NW WI.
Dippersadouche (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A+
Hunt the area east of Stevens Point for best results. Ask LEO's for tips on where they've shined the best bucks.
Robert M (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D
Wolves, politicians, poor management choices by D.N.R., legislature as well as hunting community are all responsible for a rapid decline in a once quality program.
larry fischer (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: F
too many young bucks get shot and cross bow season is wrong
Riverrat351 (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D+
Just when you start seeing a couple more does/fawns the DNR has to have a bunch of doe tags and seasons. SMH
GoJakesGo (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D+
Variety of age class bucks. Mature deer in the south end of the state, not so many north of hwy 8//Saw a good fawn crop this year//Way to many anterless hunts and dont like the crossgun laws.
Eli (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: B
I harvested a 150ā€ buck. Neighbors and I passed him last year. Was able to pass on 3 120ā€ plus bucks. Shot 4 does on limited time to doe hunt. Lots of deer, wish more 3 year olds were passed
Aren Greiner (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
Wisconsin has piss poor herd management
Joe young (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Come to Wisconsin to hunt if you wanna watch the leaves blow around the woods during the rifle season.
brunwardo (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: C
Corn crop being harvested in December definitely affected our bow season and my rating of quality and quantity.
TOM SCHMITZER (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
VIEWED MANY NICE BUCKS ON TRAIL CAMERAS. I AM STILL HUNTING THEM
Kent (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: C-
Shot 2 in the first 4 hours of the season. Subsequent hunts did not see any deer.
Gary Zimbric (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C-
Overhunted in North. No qdm philosophy statewide.
Bob johnson (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
Seasons kill too many antlerless Deer, and no quality management for bucks.
Andrew Krug (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D
WI DNR making it hard to want to buy a license let alone register a deer. Something different needs to be done with the management in WI.
Don Schaeffer (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: F
Few deer in Vilas but many on public land in southern part of state
algee (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: B-
I own land in the S.W. part of the state and the N.W. part also. The northern part of the state is not what it use to be and may never be worth the drive if they don't do a better job managing it.
Jerry Chmielewski (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: F
Show a lot of nice bucks this year on my property. However talked with a lot of others that saw very few.
jdm (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C-
lots and lots of hours in the woods, tells me all I need to know, and a degree I wild life management.....
Phil Lone (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D+
For 1 our forefathers took care of the wolves for a reason!! Also I believe hunters and fishermen put alot more money into this state and should have more say than any peta tree hugging organizations
Piebald (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C-
Because.
Kelly Sippel (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C-
Hunting was poor, saw very few deer. 80's and 90's were far better. Wisconsin has made to many regulation changes in the past 10 years to satisfy younger hunters with the easy button hunting. P
Barry Hart (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C+
Sub par year for shooters
Curve (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: C
Used to see 50-60 deer opening day. Saw 1 this year. Endless supply of doe tags,and the assholes that used them is the problem.
Jim (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: C
Poor herd this year.
JEREMY WILLIAMS (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: D
We have great deer herds but they are not managed for quality. The WI tavern league has more pull on seasons than hunters do. Non residents pour into the state shooting many young bucks.
Jeff Tieze (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
get rid of the wolves insurance company's dictate what our DNR does to the herd
Franklin (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Deer numbers are just not there...same area...same logistics...nothing has changed...pitiful deer #s
Challenger (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D
Get rid of non-handicap crossgun season and all of the extra gun doe seasons.
Sconnie (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D-
Private manage land Buffalo county, Nice 1.5-2.5 age class bucks. Few does, more small bucks. Wishes: Take x-bow back to disabled only, get rid of extra gun doe seasons, bring back wolf season.
Sconnie (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D-
Private manage land Buffalo county, Nice 1.5-2.5 age class bucks. Few does, more small bucks. Wishes: Take x-bow back to disabled only, get rid of extra gun doe seasons, bring back wolf season.
Jim Schmitz (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D+
Bucks are generally getting bigger, but herd is decimated, except a few pockets of private land
deerslayer (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D
Didn't see much worth shooting
Douglas dawson (nonresident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Hunted for 15 days. All day sits in 8 different blinds in the northern most counties. Poor deer management and wolves has eliminated the herd in Vilas county.
buckmaster69 (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B-
not a quest hours in woods
Bill J. (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D
Crossbow during archery, too many doe/gun hunts is destroying WI deer season. Lots of prime habitat void of deer
grossklw (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: D+
Saw quite a few excellent aged class bucks, many deer. Wish the state would quit with all of the extra doe hunts in December, way too much pressure on the herd.
maxracx (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C-
I think an APR would be benefit. Too many young bucks never see 3+ years old.
Z2 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C-
Saw decent age structure within buck population. Doe numbers looked promising in the spring but then obliterated once gun season ended. Doesn't help with all the antlerless seasons after that
Jack mehoff (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: C-
Hunted here 3 years shot deer first 2 years, this year was terrible between gun and archery I could have shot 3 deer all year. On Private land in buffalo county ! I have 5 bowls of tag soup.
Mudduck (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Low deer numbers. Everyone shoots everything that moves. Get doe tags cheap and free in some areas. Way to many hunters on public land. Its a complete sh-- show. Will never hunt wi again
Stumpy (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: C
Been hunting Wisconsin for many years and have little to complain about.Thanks Wisconsin!
Hoot (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D-
Too high of antlerless tags available for public land.
Steve McDonald (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B-
Us private land owners are managing for older bucks, DNR does no managing for older bucks just selling licenses
Paul Ovadal (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
State is not managing at all for trophy bucks
Brian strutz (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
Seen good numbers of deer but high doe numbers are hurting buck size. To long of a rut wearing them down
Rutten Buck (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: D
Love to Bowhunt. But the. Amount of x bow hunters effect gun hunt quality get politics out of the hunt Reinstate wolf season Bring age rquirments. Back. A young child has no place in the woods w
Hans landsworth (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: C
Good bucks good numbers. But the dnr has way to many kill all the does seasons. And make out.of state way to cheap to hunt here
Treefarm (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C
WI is very diverse top to bottom, public and private. Expectations can be misleading. Jeff in MN sums it up well...keep politics OUT of game management. The DNR is strangled by govn't. Lee them work!
Bryan Suess (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B+
Much better hunting, quality and quantity of deer in WI the Mn. This is why I leave Mn to deer hunt - so much better
Daniel Sarbacker (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: B
My area, hard to get a lot of older bucks. But there are gobs of deer in the southern half. Heard better sighting numbers, more kills up north progressively each year, so I think management is working
MrBones (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: F
What management program?
xtroutx (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: C
To many extra gun seasons, to long of x-gun season.
Jeff in MN (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
Restrict xbow to gun season and later. (only disabled in early season) Need open season on wolf. Get politics out of deer management. Need minimum age back.
David Knuth (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
States not helping the deer quality
mick (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C-
I feel my area is under populated
Kevin Bonin (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
Always good bucks around and plenty of doe. The DNR needs to go back to it's old ways for tagging and registering
Birdman (nonresident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D-
Too many earn a buck seasons, no wolf management, skewed harvest data. Sat more than 8 hrs per day for 3.5 weeks in nov seeing less than 20 deer.
Grunter (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D
WI has been screwing up for years. With all these new laws it's ridiculous and a poachers dream. We have alot of deer and good opportunity if you want it. So it's not all bad
Heartshot (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: D+
16 years of habitat improvement and deer management plan (private land) is finally paying off. Epic year with a 177 inch x- bow, and 155+ buck with gun.
CaptMike (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: C
The state has a great management program in place if hunters would engage in the process. As it is, a few people run the county meetings and push their agenda's as there is no hunter participation.
Chief2 (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D
Just didn't see what we normally see
Walleye Guy (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: D+
Two additional antlerless season in selected zones is unnecessary. Give crossbow hunters their own short season.
RTJ1980 (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: A-
Deer Management: C-
Our buck quality on our property was down this year with the qty being up over past years. We have a pretty good management program in place and the majority of the neighbors participate.
Matt Presto (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: C-
Saw a lot of deer this fall. Passed on several small bucks. Shot the biggest of my life. Scored 158 5/8
Mike F (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: D+
The DNR needs to get control of the wildlife back from the legislature. There is no reason that politicians need to be running the DNR.
joebuck (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: D
Earn a buck was a disaster in my area as does got obliterated. Deer population starting to come back. Hate all the extra doe seasons like the Holiday hunt.
Butternut40 (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
Overall great habitat, good numbers and quality of the herd.
Montesdaddy (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
Very few deer still in the Northwoods public property. Less than .1 deer per hour over the last few years. Unacceptable to me.
Naturelives (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: B
My best season for seeing quality bucks and I got my biggest. Just didn't see as many total deer.
Duke (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
The management program in place today seems to be pretty decent as a whole, however the problem(s) much of our state is having and has gone through now stems from past practice and wolf issues.
Inmyelement (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
Only bad season is the one I don't hunt. Shooting the biggest buck of my life was only icing on the cake. I hunt private land out my back door and an understanding wife. Can't complain.
Trapper (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: D+
There are small pockets of private land managed deer herds that will have a decent age structure. But any Public area, which is a lot of the northern part of the state goes by the brown is down rule.
RutnStrut (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C-
Too many antlerless tags. Too many extra gun seasons. Too little listening to hunters/landowners.
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