Elk NetworkApplication Period for 2019 Wisconsin Elk Hunt Opens May 1

General | April 29, 2019

Following the state’s first elk hunting season in history, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced preparations for another hunt this fall. For a chance to participate, interested hunters are encouraged to submit their elk hunting application starting May 1, 2019.

“The chance to pursue yet another great big game animal in Wisconsin is very appealing for a lot of hunters, as was had almost 38,500 applicants last year,” said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer and elk ecologist. “It may seem like steep odds to draw a tag, but your chances are just as good as the next person.”

For this fall, a quota of 10 bull elk was set. For the 2019 hunt, five bull tags are again available to state hunters through the DNR. Four of those will be awarded through the state application and drawing, and the fifth will be awarded through a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffle. Hunters may enter both but can only win once. Those interested in entering the RMEF raffle should look for more information on the organization’s website. The Ojibwa tribes will again receive an allocation of the remaining five elk.

Go here for additional application information.