fallhunt wrote:When is WI fall season? Are bow and gun seasons different? What is the bag limit in fall? Are tags sold OTC? I looked on the WI web site but it kept running me around with a draw.
Just made that last post and ours popped in.
I love the fall hunt here. WI has a 3 1/2 long season Sept 15 to Dec 31, closed for the 9 day gun deer hunt. You get a variety of conditions from warm spring like days in early fall to all the splendor of fall colors, brown and open woods leading to an end in possibly deep snow, requiring snowshoes to hunt.
First tags are still drawn but there are not enough hunters who enter so there are thousands leftover for OTC purchase at the rate of one per day until sold out. In units 1,3, & 4 they do not usually sellout. There are thousands remaining come Dec 31st.
WI fields only about 26,000 fall turkey hunters statewide and most of those are archery deer hunters who buy a turkey license just in case one walks by while they are on stand. In a normal year about 1/3 to 1/2 of all fall turkeys are killed incidentally to archery deer hunting.
The limit is the number of tags you have in your pocket and when those are gone you can buy more at the rate of one per day to refill your pocket.
Turkey dogs are now legal statewide. You can see my Turkey Dog Vic over on the fall hunt section.
During the fall season you can hunt with gun, bow or Xbow.