City of Delafield Bow Hunting Rules and Regulations for 2021-2022
Season: Sept. 18th, 2021 - Jan. 9th, 2022
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOW HUNTERS TO USE CITY SANCTIONED STANDS AND/OR APPLICATION TO RECEIVE CITY ISSUED NUISANCE TAGS
In an effort to safely reduce the deer herd in the City of Delafield, the Common Council has authorized the Deer Management Committee to implement a program to encourage the harvesting of deer through legal bow and crossbow hunting. By state law, bow hunting is allowed within the city limits, subject to specific regulations. One of those regulations is that the owner of a building within 100 yards of where a hunter is actively hunting must allow the hunting. All hunters must strictly adhere to this regulation. There are three options when bow hunting in the City of Delafield.
HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. Licensed bow hunters may hunt on private property, within Delafield City Limits, subject to the state laws. If you are hunting on private property, with appropriate approval and following state laws, you do not need to complete the City Bow Hunter Application. Legal bow hunting on private land is allowed under State Statute 29.038(3). Bow hunting should take place from an elevated stand so the hunter is shooting down toward the ground for safety reasons. Hunters will use their own bow deer hunting tags issued with their bow hunting small game license or additional tags purchased through the WI DNR. Please follow all applicable state laws. In addition to registering your deer with the state, you must email us notice of your harvest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY USING CITY ISSUED NUISANCE TAGS If one would like to apply for State issued nuisance tags, available through the City of Delafield, one must complete the City Bow Hunter Application and submit for approval. Those granted nuisance tags will be notified by the Deer Management Committee when approved and be given instructions on how to use the tags. These nuisance tags are only valid for harvesting female/does. Only deer harvested using state nuisance tags must be tested for CWD if the animal is to be donated to a food pantry.
HUNTING ON CITY SANCTIONS BOW STANDS - Only licensed hunters 18 or older are allowed to hunt from city sanctioned bow tree stands. Hunters under 18 years of age may hunt with a parent in one of the 3 Pod Stands. The pod stands are enclosed two person stands. If you wish to be awarded city issued nuisance tags and/or hunt from city sanctioned bow stands, you must complete the application form and be approved by the Deer Management Committee. HUNTING WILL NOT START FROM CITY STANDS UNTIL SEPT. 18TH, 2021 AND NOT UNTIL AND UNLESS THE APPLICATION IS APPROVED BY THE DEER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON. The Deer Management Committee will erect bow stands on city-controlled property. Stands are available for bow hunting only.
For more information on the Deer Management Committee information, please click here.