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Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season

The white tailed deer is one of Wisconsin’s most important natural resources. It is the favorite animal of both hunters and non-hunter nature watchers alike, according to a survey by the University of Wisconsin. After processing the meat of deer tagged during the annual Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season, over 17 million pounds of venison is added to Wisconsin’s food supply. Hunting and deer meat processing services are also an important part of Wisconsin’s economy.

Hunting is an important way of managing the deer population. When deer populations grow beyond ideal capacity, rates of starvation and disease increase, as do threats to human welfare, such as vehicle collisions with deer, and agricultural damage. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources divides the state into deer management units (DMUs) and sets hunting quotas for each DMU based on population projections by Wildlife Biologists. The goal is to reach a deer population level that is ideal both for deer and people.

There are several different DMU classifications found throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. "Regular" DMU zones, extending through Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Eastern Waukesha and Washington Counties are areas where the deer population does not require any extra control measures.

If your deer was killed in a "Chronic Wasting Disease" DMU, primarily Southern Waukesha and most of Jefferson County, before deer meat processing, your deer must be registered as CWD to ensure proper butchering. The Wisconsin state DNR website is an excellent source of information about hunting regulations and licenses required for hunting in each DMU. Licenses for bow and gun deer hunting can be purchased at sporting goods stores throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, and all of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Once you have made your kill, it is important to properly field dress your deer, and store it in a cool, dry place until you are ready to bring it into Domines Deer Processing in West Allis Wisconsin. If you are located in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Oconomowoc or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, you will want your deer processed at Domines Deer Processing in  West Allis to ensure the highest quality cuts of venison meat and venison sausage you can get. Deer processing facilities vary and do not all adhere to the same standards. For the best deer processing service and quality, always head to Domines Deer Processing to make your venison taste its best.

Domines Deer Processing Hours

Gun Season :  November 23rd - December 7th
 Daily  8:00am - 7:00pm
          Available year round by appointment. 

 

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