The 2021 deer hunt officially begins on Saturday, and an estimated 600,000 hunters are expected to head to the woods during the nine-day event. Local DNR Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha reminds those heading to deer camp that additional free antlerless farmland tags are available. Door County allows for four additional tags, while Kewaunee County allots three for antlerless deer. He says hunters who purchased licenses earlier this year before the antlerless quotas were set should log into their account and claim the additional tags. The registration of deer is required by 5 pm the day after you shoot it.
The state is also asking hunters who use firewood to buy local or certified firewood to prevent the spread of harmful forest pests and diseases caused by emerald ash borer, spotted lanternfly, and the Asian longhorned beetle. The deer hunting season officially opens in Door and Kewaunee counties 30 minutes before sunrise at 6:22 on Saturday morning.