Wisconsin hunting seasons kick off with early geese, teal and doves

Jerry Solsrud of Oconomowoc loads a pair of Canada Geese caught on a hunt in Ozaukee County.

In keeping with modern tradition, Wisconsin’s 2022 hunting seasons will begin when the calendar hits September.

Early Canada goose, early teal, and mourning dove seasons begin Thursday, with most other hunting opportunities, including bow deer, ruffed grouse, and wild turkey, beginning later in the month.

Early goose season runs statewide for 15 days, while teal season is open for nine days and mourning dove season continues through November 29.

The deer hunt, which attracts the most license buyers each year, opens on September 17 with the crossbow and archery seasons.

Bow deer hunting opportunities in Wisconsin continue through at least January 8 in all management units, with many open through January 31. Gun deer season, which has more participants than any other hunting season, will run from November 19-27. .