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Thursday, July 25th, 2024

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Group-hunting with bows denied by Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress

In a vote at its convention in May, the Conservation Congress rejected a proposal that would have allowed group-bagging for antlerless deer during the archery and crossbow seasons. (Photo by Patrick Durkin)

Group-hunting has been legal during Wisconsin’s gun deer seasons since the mid-1980s, but four decades later it remains a bridge too far for bowhunters.
Group-hunting – also known as party-hunting or group-bagging – allows members of the same group to shoot and tag/register deer for each other as long as they don’t exceed the group’s total bag limit. Even though group-bagging is technically illegal but commonly accepted in fishing, it’s usually illegal and enforced, or strongly discouraged, in hunting.

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