Hunting Ranch Certificate
WI Stautes and DATCP rules require that any person granting or offering hunting of farm-raised deer on premises in Wisconsin be licensed by the Department.
  • This license only authorizes the hunting of farm-raised deer. Hunting of other animals in a farm-raised ranch is ILLEGAL.

An applicant must meet the following requirements to be licensed by the Department:
  • Have a valid farm-raised deer keeper registration; for more information on this license click here .
  • Have a valid DNR fencing certificate, if whitetail deer are present.
  • There is a total of 80 unimpeded contiguous acres or more.
  • Must pass a pre-license inspection.

A hunting ranch license is valid for 10 years from the date it was issued, provided the applicant continues to meet all the requirements of the license. The fee is $500 and is not refundable.

If you would like to print instructions and a blank application to fill out and mail please click here.

If you have any questions, contact the Division of Animal Health at 608-224-4896.

Authority: s. 93 and 95, Wis. Stats., S. ATCP 10.47, Wis. Admin. Code AH-CD-400w (rev 07/2009).
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