Elk NetworkNot True! Wisconsin’s 2020 Fishing & Hunting Seasons are Not Cancelled

General | March 31, 2020

Below is a Facebook post from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

There are a series of fake social media posts circulating that suggest that various hunting and fishing seasons are canceled or postponed this year. This is not true!

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has not suspended, altered or changed any hunting, fishing, or trapping seasons or regulations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are continuing to receive up-to-date information. Should there be any changes, we will get word out immediately via DNR social media as well as at dnr.wi.gov.

Please do your part to stop the spread of false information: use trusted sources to get your facts. We here at Wisconsin DNR are your trusted source for all things related to hunting, fishing, and trapping in the state. Help us spread the word by correcting posts you see stating false information.

And if you head out to enjoy the outdoors, please remember that distance is key during this public health emergency. Under the Safer at Home order, we must do all that we can to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Staying home as much as possible and limiting travel to your community is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates.

(Photo source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)