Regulations Released for 2019 Wisconsin Elk Hunt

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Fresh off its first managed elk hunt in state history, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources unveiled regulations for the 2019 hunt.

Once again, it will only take place within the Clam Lake Elk Range in Ashland, Bayfield, Price, and Sawyer Counties. Here are the hunt details:

  • Application period is May 1-31
  • Only Wisconsin residents may apply
  • $10 application fee
  • Drawing results will be available in mid-June
  • Hunt dates: October 12 to November 10 and December 12-20, 2019
  • Tag levels will be determined in April 2019
  • License fee is $49
  • One tag will be awarded through a raffle conducted by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Successful applicants will take a mandatory elk hunter orientation prior to being issued their license and tag
  • Seven dollars from every $10 application fee, as well as proceeds from the RMEF raffle, are earmarked specifically for elk management and research in Wisconsin

More than 38,000 people in Wisconsin applied for the 2018 hunt which generated more than $270,000 for elk conservation efforts in Wisconsin.

(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)