Know Your November Hunting And Trapping Seasons

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to prepare for the opening of several hunting and trapping seasons in November. Likewise, recreators should be aware that they may encounter more hunters on state properties.

There are four dates throughout November when seasons open, so hunters are encouraged to double-check these dates. Below is a list of hunting seasons that open next month:

Nov. 4 

  • Beaver (Zones A, B And C, trapping only)
  • Mink and Muskrat (Southern Zone, trapping only)
  • Otter (trapping only)

Nov. 13 

  • Mink and Muskrat (Mississippi River Zone, trapping only)

Nov. 18 

  • Deer Gun

Nov. 27 

  • Deer Muzzleloader

Please note that the statewide turkey season ends Nov. 17, but zones 1-5 remain open after Nov. 18.

Check season end dates on the DNR’s Season Dates webpage

The DNR also reminds hunters of the online resources available on our Hunting webpage. In addition to hunting regulations, season dates, hunting hours and other useful resources, a list of public lands open to hunting is available on the Public Access Lands webpage. This resource lets hunters plan their next adventure from the comfort of home.

Please note that at least 50% of all hunters’ clothing above the waist must be blaze orange or pink any time a firearm deer season is taking place. This requirement includes archery and small game hunters. Waterfowl hunters are exempt from this rule.