Bag a Prize Buck? Let’s See Your Deer Hunting Photos

If you are going hunting this weekend in Wisconsin, upload your deer hunting photos to Patch.

Gun season for deer hunting in Wisconsin begins Saturday. Thousands of hunters wearing blaze orange will head into the woods seeking a prize buck or looking for a venison dinner.

Take a picture and share it with the rest of the community on Patch. You could have bragging rights for the best hunt.

Have an unusual hunting story? Contact your local Patch editor here:

Private Land Open for Public Hunting

This year, hunters have the opportunity to enjoy access to within close proximity of the state’s metropolitan areas.

A new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources video captures the success of the Voluntary Public Access program in opening up large tracts of prime habitat land, often connected to public land, for multiple outdoor recreational activities.

Have questions about hunting issues? The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has prepared answers for frequently asked questions.

Bob McBride November 17, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Nice buck spotted along the bike path in Shorewood yesterday. Stood there for 15 minutes while several people passed and took pictures. They are in the rut right now so they behave a little strangely. ****************** Yes they do. Strangely enough that you probably don't want to stand there too long staring at them taking pictures. They've been known to charge walkers, bicyclists and even cars.
Matt November 17, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Does anyone else find it weird we are glorifying the murder of an animal?
Bob McBride November 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Since they're used for food, no. Do you consider motoring through the drive-thru and ordering up a chunk of murdered and butchered cow using the euphemism "Butterburger Single" weird?
Richard Head November 18, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Have you ever read about the rituals for how to kill "Kosher"? How to kill a Cow - Kosher style: GRAPHIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZJg_z4BLy8 The killing of an animal to turn into meat is a celebration. BTW - If you're a vegetarian - well, even Plants are living when harvested and cells die. AND - Obama uses terror drones daily, to murder diverse people and destroy property World-Wyde, courtesy your tax dollars. I do believe that the alleged death of Bin-Laden by Seals, courtesy of Obama was widely celebrated and glorified.
Matt November 18, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Bob, i do find fast food weird once we step outside the norm and examine it. Richard, I am actually a vegan. Ill start with your comment about plants. Plants do not have complex feelings and emotions. They do not bond in families or feel pain when cut or sad when their babies are taken away. And i am fully against the celebration of anyone's death and very very much against the US drone program under the Bush and Obama administration.
Bob McBride November 18, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Bob, i do find fast food weird once we step outside the norm and examine it. ********************* Okay, well I guess once one steps "outside the norm", everything still back in "the norm" looks weird. So I'm not sure what your point is, but - whatever. The human species has been eating meat and hunting and celebrating successful hunts pretty much forever. Most people eat meat. Most commercially available meat is harvested under more inhumane methods than those involved in hunting. There's nothing weird or out-of-the ordinary about hunting, whether you choose to participate, or not. I don't hunt, and yet I don't find anything about it weird. It's quite commonplace, actually. It's not something peculiar to this country, this point in time, Western Civilization, etc. Similarly, there's nothing weird at all about fast food. It's very commonplace as well. Believe it or not, you can actually get a salad at the drive thru. I know a few vegans. I don't find their choice of diet as weird as I do their insistence on making an issue of it.
patchreader 123 November 18, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I don't hunt deer, and thus have no pics or stories. However, here's my meager contribution to the blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSFxlfuf9s CF, RIP.
patchreader 123 November 18, 2012 at 04:03 AM
The movie clip or the 1967 Plymouth Belvedeer (oops, Belvedere) GTX convertible?
James R Hoffa November 18, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Did we ever find out who won dinner with Barack / Michelle?
James R Hoffa November 18, 2012 at 04:44 AM
@Matt - "Plants do not have complex feelings and emotions." Yeah, you better hope that you never find yourself in a situation like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIQ21m1Ks08
Bob McBride November 18, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Jill Kelley, maybe? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/jill-kelley-white-house_n_2145871.html
Bob McBride November 18, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Both classics. Sorry, somehow I managed to delete my initial reply.
Steve ® November 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I will dedicate my harvest to Matt today. As soon as that deer comes near my stand its emotions and feelings will disappear. Why do nut job liberals always want the rest of us to share in their misery?
Steve ® November 18, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Did you see Da Turdy pointer?
Steve ® November 24, 2012 at 05:19 PM
John Wilson November 25, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Boffa - The dinner was held last month at the Lincoln Restaurant in the District, not far from the White House. Attendees/winners were: Janet Jones, retired grandmother/homemaker from Accokeek, Maryland Paula Matyas, a retired GM autoworker from Milford, Michigan Jim Heath, a firefighter from Aurora, Ohio Wyndi Austin, a realtor from Gilbert, Arizona (Anyone who contributed $3 or more was automatically entered in the contest.) The dinner lasted for just a little over an hour; President Obama lasts for over 4-more years… Once we repeal that silly XXII Amendment... who knows?
John Wilson November 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Bob McBride - Yeah, that’s all you people in the TAP really care about or are interested in… everyone’s sex life!
Randy1949 November 25, 2012 at 05:37 PM
"Does anyone else find it weird we are glorifying the murder of an animal?" Yes, and no. I've had to accept the fact that my cats will still catch and kill rodents even though I feed them well. It's a good skill for them to maintain in case they should ever find themselves on their own. I think it's the same for people. We should be able to feed ourselves without going to a market. That said, I don't hunt. I have a herd of deer in my back acreage, and I get more enjoyment from watching them go about their lives than I would from eating them. I had some venison for the first time at Thanksgiving -- it was like a cross between beef and lamb. Not bad, but not worth all the hoop-tee-doo.
Randy1949 November 25, 2012 at 05:40 PM
" As far as Matt being a vegan, that's a side dish to pork, chicken, turkey, beef, fish or anything else that has legs or swims, but not a healthy choice without meat." It's a healthy choice as long as you carefully combine plant proteins and find a source of Vitamin B-12 to supplement. Most people haven't the knowledge to do it. You can't just live on rice and lettuce and stay healthy.
John Wilson November 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM
MAN is the only ANIMAL on the planet that kills for SPORT; the only exceptions are those animals that MAN has trained to kill for their SPORT. If you want to shoot a virtually defenseless animal with a .308 caliber round, that’s fine, just do not call it a SPORT. Your existence is not dependent upon killing a deer and getting a little venison… if it is, you have far more pressing problems that need to be addressed. Going into a forest with only a 2” pocket knife to hunt a grizzly or black bear… that’s both HUNTING and SPORT. Although I would suspect the over-testosterone, driven people who HUNT for deer would probably not be up to that real SPORT… Just call it what it is; an indulgence of a primal urge to KILL SOMETHING, largely, because you CAN…
Jaime Lannister November 25, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Man is not the only animal that kills for sport. Look it up, in the animal kingdom it's called "surplus killing". Also Chimapanzee's kill little resus(sp?) monkeys for sport and don't even eat them...
John Wilson November 25, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Jaime Lannister – Thank you. I am aware of the phenomenon of “surplus killing” across the larger animal kingdom. All of the literatures pertaining to these acts delineate a CONTEXT where abnormal climatological circumstances, environmental factors are present. These are aberrations, not firmly enshrined behavioral patterns in groups of animals. You do not attempt to disprove/negate a thesis by citing anomalies… furthermore, in a vastly more meaningful sense, all of this behavior has a “survival of the species” component associated with it. [Rhesus monkeys included] Many, if not all, carnivores possess behavior patterns which allow utilization of a kill later, or allow other members of the same social unit or offspring to use the food.
John Wilson November 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Craig - Yes, now perhaps we should address the world population of 7 Billion and growing as of October 31, 2011. Perhaps we could start the factories... Soylent Green any one?
James R Hoffa November 25, 2012 at 09:56 PM
@Lyin' John Wilson - Wow - a whole four people. The Obama campaign certainly went all out, didn't they?
John Wilson November 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Boffa - There were 6-different dinners "with" during the course of this great campaign that blew (Willard, Lyin’ Ryan and Thompson) back to their caves; these dinners were designed to be small and intimate opportunities for strong and faithful Obama supporters, not international Versailles type affairs. We leave those types of ostentatious and wasteful dinners to Willard and the TAP…
Steve ® November 26, 2012 at 05:06 PM
We consume the deer harvested for calories. If these deer were not harvested calories would still be needed causing farm animals to be killed. Harvesting a deer is extremely cheaper than going to the grocery store for the same calories. Sport + Food = Win Make is a great day
Steve ® November 26, 2012 at 05:11 PM
My 11 lb dog killed a few birds this past summer. He did not consume them. He also chases squirrels and rabbits in an attempt to murder. This dog breed is a lap dog, not a sport dog. Make it a great day
John Wilson November 26, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Steve - Contaminated meat is great for all conservatives, especially venison... Craig thinks humans are inoculated against that. Hang on to that feeling...
Steve ® November 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM
What are you talking about now John? ~ in solidarity
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