DNR Set to Open Elk Hunt Applications May 1st

Following the state’s
first elk hunting season in history, the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources has announced preparations for another hunt this fall. A quota of ten
bull elk was set for the fall, five of those tags will be available for
Wisconsin state hunters. Only Wisconsin residents are allowed to receive an elk
license. There are multiple ways to apply for a tag, with four being awarded
through the state application and drawing, and one will be awarded through a
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffle. Hunters are encouraged to enter both
drawings but can only win once.


a chance to participate, interested hunters should submit their elk hunting
application at the DNR
“Go Wild” website. Hunters can apply starting May 1. The
application process will then end May 31. Application fees are $10 and the RMEF
raffle tickets are $10 each and have no limits in the number each individual
can purchase. All five winners will be notified in early June. The cost of an
elk hunting license for the winners of the license drawing is $49. Prior to
obtaining the elk hunting license, all winners are required to participate in a
Wisconsin elk hunter education program offered in early September. The class
will cover regulations, hunting techniques and more. The elk season itself will
last from October 12 to November 10, 2019 and December 12-20, 2019.