Crossbow Use Will Be Legal for Wisconsin Deer Hunting in 2014

Learn the new rules and make sure you’re ready for crossbow season!

Antlerless White-Tailed Deer
Antlerless White-Tailed Deer
 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

ST. Madison, WI -( New in 2014, Wisconsin will offer a crossbow deer hunting season that will run concurrently with the regular archery season.

Special rules may apply regarding the license type necessary to use a crossbow and seasons that permit crossbow hunting. Be sure to get your crossbow-related questions answered by DNR staff during a crossbow chat on Thursday, July 24 at 12 p.m.

To participate, please visit and search keyword “chat.” For more information on crossbow hunting and other rule changes for 2014, search keyword deer,” and take a look at the rule changes FAQ document.

Those interested in receiving email updates on crossbow deer hunting can sign up to receive occasional email reminders about season dates, regulations reminders and other important information.

Visit online and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for subscribe for updates for DNR topics,” then follow the prompts and select the “Crossbow Deer Hunting” distribution list.

About The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is charged with sustaining and enhancing Wisconsin's natural resources and environment. A cornerstone of our mission is providing for outdoor recreation in our state. The WI DNR Facebook page is a place for the outdoor recreating community to share information about fun in Wisconsin's outdoors.

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