MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the opening dates for September hunting seasons on Tuesday.
“Hunters can once again head to Wisconsin’s wild spaces as these seasons open across the state,” said the DNR release. “There are five dates throughout September when seasons open. Hunters are encouraged to double check they have the correct opening date for their season before going out for a hunt.”
According to the release, the dates and hunting seasons include:
■ Common Gallinule
■ Early Canada Goose
■ Early Teal
■ Mourning Dove
■ Cottontail Rabbit (Northern Zone)
■ Deer Archery and Crossbow
■ Ruffed Grouse (Zone A)
■ Youth Waterfowl
■ Duck (Northern Zone)
■ Duck (Southern Zone) “The DNR also reminds hunters of the online resources available on our Hunting webpage,” said the release. “In addition to hunting regulations, seasons dates, hunting hours and other useful resources, the public can find a list of public lands open to hunting using the Public Access Lands webpage. This web resource lets hunters plan their next adventure from the comfort of home.”
In addition to links to online resources, the DNR also reminds hunters to T.A.B.K.
“As Wisconsin’s most popular hunting seasons ramp up, it’s important for all hunters to do their part to keep Wisconsin a safe place to hunt by following these firearm safety rules,” said the release.
The T.A.B.K. rules are as follows: T — Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
A — Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
B — Be certain of your target, what’s before it and what’s beyond it.
K — Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
“The DNR wishes our hunters a safe and successful hunting season,” said the release.