New DNR Hunting Package Gives Hunters More Options

Keith Wildeman

Several changes have been made in this year’s deer hunting season. Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman said one of the changes is a bundling licensing package to give hunters more options.

“This deer license bundle allows a hunter to take one antlered deer and two antlerless, or does, at a discounted price in this one license. This is available to residents for $65 and non-residents for $295,” explained Wildeman.

Wildeman said this gives hunters a great advantage.

“The big advantage to this deer license bundle is that is allows the hunter to save money in the long-run if they hunt multiple seasons. If they hunt archery, firearms and muzzleloader, this bundle transfers to each season and it’s good. You can only still take one buck throughout the season, but if you don’t harvest your buck during archery season you can use it during firearms season. If you’re still wanting to hunt during muzzleloader season and you still haven’t been able to harvest it, you can still harvest your buck during muzzleloader season. It’s the same with the two antlerless,” Wildeman explained.

For more information on the bundling package, visit the DNR’s website at