Time running out to apply for elk hunting permit

Only a few days remain to put your name in the hat to get a license to go after an elk.

Elk license applications can be purchased in the DNR GoWild license system through May 31, and only Wisconsin residents may apply. Each potential hunter may apply once online at GoWild.wi.gov or by visiting a license agent. The application fee is $10.

Tag winners will be announced in early June - prior to obtaining an elk hunting license, all winners will be required to participate in a Wisconsin elk hunter education program offered prior to the hunt. The class will cover areas to hunt, Wisconsin elk biology, regulations, and more.

Wisconsin’s elk hunting season and application process includes:

  • A bull-only season from October 12 to November 10, and December 12-20;
  • Only Wisconsin residents are eligible to receive an elk license;
  • An elk license may be transferred to a Wisconsin resident youth hunter 17 years old or younger or to an eligible Wisconsin resident disabled hunter, and;
  • Seven dollars from every application fee is earmarked for elk management and research in Wisconsin.

Visit the elk page on the DNR website for more information on applications, the hunt and elk reintroduction in Wisconsin.