FITCHBURG – Registration and sample stations are now set in the Department of Natural Resources’ South Central Region for the gun deer seasons beginning Oct. 28 in the chronic wasting disease (CWD) Eradication (DEZ) and Herd Reduction Zones (HRZ)

The gun deer season in the DEZ runs from Oct. 28 through Jan. 3, while the early gun season runs from Oct. 28-31 in the HRZ.

Hunters in the Eradication and Herd Reduction Zones must first shoot an antlerless deer before they can harvest a buck during both the archery and gun seasons. After shooting and tagging an antlerless deer, a hunter can stay afield and harvest a buck.

The western DEZ has been enlarged to 1,352 square miles and encompasses much of Iowa County, western Dane County, southern Sauk County and small sections of Columbia, Green and Richland Counties.

The southeast DEZ has also been expanded to 321 square miles and includes roughly the southeast quarter of Rock County and the southwest portion of Walworth County.

The HRZ covers all or part of 22 deer management units and 18 counties around the two DEZs.

All deer shot in the DEZs must be registered no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after it was killed. Any deer harvested in the HRZ must be registered in the unit of kill or adjacent HRZ unit or DEZ station no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after it was shot.

Again this year, landowners in the DEZ are eligible to receive permits to hunt deer either by gun or bow on their property through March 31, 2005. These permits are available at any license sale outlet or DNR service center for a $2.00 processing fee.

The permits allow landowners within the DEZ to hunt deer on their own property without buying a license. Each DEZ landowner who gets a permit also receives one buck tag. The tag allows the property owner hunting under the authority of a landowner permit to shoot a buck without first harvesting an antlerless deer.

DEZ landowners may also allow other hunters on their property without having to buy a license under the authority of their landowner permits, provided they meet Wisconsin hunting license age and safety requirements. Hunters wishing to do so must first obtain a DEZ hunter backtag and landowner authorization form from any license sales location for a $2.00 processing fee.

Also, parts of Dodge, Grant and Jefferson Counties will be included in the early Zone T antlerless hunt that runs from Oct. 28 -–31. Deer harvested during the four-day Zone T season must be registered in the unit of kill or an adjacent unit.

Hunters are advised to check the 2004 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations for more information on the various archery, gun and Zone T seasons.

DNR will be operating six deer collection/registration stations in the western DEZ through Jan. 3, 2005. These stations will register and collect deer heads for CWD testing from deer harvested in the DEZ and HRZ and accept deer harvested in the DEZ for donation to the food pantry program.

All six stations will be staffed during the following hours:

Sept. 18 – Oct. 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Oct. 28 – Nov. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Nov. 20 – Jan. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The six DNR operated stations are at Heck’s Farm Market, 7266 STH 14, Arena; Eagle Mart Stop-N-Go, 8029 STH 18/151, Barneveld; Norslein’s Wood Works, 4738 STH 78, Black Earth; Countryside Lanes, 1255 CTH F, Hollandale; STH 80 Boat Landing on the Wisconsin River, Muscoda; and the Lone Rock Unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, one mile west of Lone Rock on STH 14.

In addition to the DNR stations, Palan’s Outpost Sport Shop, STH 80 & CTH BH, south of Highland, will be registering deer from the DEZ and HRZ and collecting deer heads for CWD testing under a cooperative agreement with DNR.

There are also a number of registration stations located on the edge or in the DEZ that will register deer from both the DEZ and HRZ. These stations are as follows:

Belmont – Belmont Quick Trip, 355 Highland St. 608-762-6277 Blanchardville – Husie’s Bar, 211 S. Main St., 608-523-4085 Clinton – Chad’s Taxidermy, 1102 Larson Rd., 608-921-5666 Delavan – Corners Inn Bar & Grill, W9002 STH 11, 262-724-5454 Fontana – Fontana Public Works, 300 Wild Duck Rd., 262-275-3481 Lake Geneva – Big Foot beach State Park, CTH H, 262-424-1112 Lodi – Lodi One Stop, 107 Portage St., 608-592-2654 Mineral Point – Five Point Cheese & Liquor, 319 S. Commerce St., 608-987-3248 New Glarus – Hoesly’s Meats, 219 Industrial Dr., 608-527-2218 New Glarus – Ott Haus Pub & Grill, 406 2nd St., 608-527-2218 Plain – I-Diehl Tap, 530 Main St., 608-546-2323 Sauk City – Ace Hardware, 500 Water St., 608-643-2433

Below are the gun deer registration and sample collection stations in the CWD Eradication and Herd Reduction Zones, by county. Sample collection stations are in bold print. Some of these sample collection stations will only be open from Oct. 28 through Oct. 30. Collection station locations are also subject to change. Hunters are strongly advised to call ahead to verify hours of operation before bringing their deer in for registration.

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Cambria – The Dump Bar, 105 W. Edgewater St., 920-348-5733 Fall River – M&D Sports, 318 N. Main St., 920-484-3137 Lodi – Lodi Sausage & Meats, 150 S. Main St., 608-592-3534 (customers or food pantry donation only)

Lodi – Lodi One Stop, 107 Portage St., 608-592-2654 Pardeeville – Ledlow’s Country Corner Store, Hwy. 22 & Hwy. CM, 608-429-3584 Pardeeville – Pardeeville Sport Marine, W6209 Hwy. 33, 608-429-3036 Pardeeville – Pardeeville Quick Stop, 510 S. Main St., 608-429-2744 Portage – Blystone Repair Service, 1201 West STH 33, 608-742-4228 Portage – Mobil Express Travel Plaza, 2725 New Pinery Rd., 608-745-4391 Poynette – Poynette BP Station, 306 N. Hwy. 51, 608-635-2164

Rio – Johnson’s Sausage Shop, 425 Lowville Rd., 920-992-6328

Rio – LR’s Place, 116 Lincoln Ave., 920-992-6029 Wisconsin Dells – Citgo Station, 611 Frontage Rd., 608-254-5077

DANE COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Belleville – Sugar River Sports, 479 Hwy. 69, 424-6045 Black Earth – Norslein’s Wood Works, 4738 Hwy. 78, 576-1931 Black Earth – Black Earth Meats, 1345 Mill St., 767-3940 (customers or food pantry donation only) Cottage Grove – Cenex Convenience Store, 203 W. Cottage Grove Rd., 251-9010 Deansville – Nelson’s Crossing, 1152 Berlin Rd., 655-3059 Madison – Dorn True Value, 1348 S. Midvale Blvd., 274-2511 Marshall – Spirit’s Inc., 510 Plaza Dr., 655-4933 McFarland – BJ’s Roadside Tavern, 2515 Hwy. 51, 838-6252 Oregon – JL Richards, 668 janesville St., 835-9188 Verona – Chinmi Restaurant/Cenex Gas Station, 507 W. Verona Rd., 848-5641 Waunakee – Waunakee Shell, 206 S. Century Ave., 849-4171 Waunakee – Barb’s Taxidermy, 201 S. Klein Dr., 849-7756

DODGE COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 920)

Ashippun – Ralph’s Towing, N602 Hwy. 67, 474-7474 Beaver Dam – Citgo, 1112 Madison St., 887-9220 Beaver Dam – Lunde Speedway, 817 Park Ave., 885-6788 Juneau – Mockingbird Hill, N4072 Hwy. 115, 349-8777 Lebanon – Wally’s Sportsman’s Bar, N1749 Hwy. 109, 925-3752 Lomira – Mid Pointe Mobil, 400 E. Avenue, 269-7799 Mayville – Casey’s General Store, 783 N. Main St., 387-2239 Randolph – Otter’s Inn, 179 Stark St., 326-4350 Reeseville – Sam’s Amoco, 200 N. Main St., 927-5225 Waupun – Holiday Food & Sport, 715 W. Main St., 324-4062

GRANT COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Bloomington – Bloomington Meats, 413 Canal St., 994-2867 Boscobel – Krachey’s Standard, 601 Elm St., (Hwy. 61), 375-2660 Cassville – Whitetail Bluffs Camp & Resort, 8973 Irish Ridge Rd., 725-5577 Cassville – Amoco Station, 316 Denniston St., 725-5181 Castle Rock – Castle Rock Inn, 15040 Shemak Rd., 943-8525 Cuba City – Weber’s Processing, 725 N. Jackson St., (Hwy. 80 N), 744-2159 Cuba City – Rich’s Petro Stop, 200 N. Main, 744-2828 Dickeyville – Dickeyville Lumber & Hardware, 505 W. Main, 568-7528 Fennimore – 3 B’s LLC, 4443 STH 18E, 822-7111 Lancaster – Angler’s Nook, 135 E. Maple St., 723-7709 Livingston – Happy Hour Bar & Grill, 250 Center St., 943-8687 Muscoda – STH 80 Public Boat Landing, 576-1929 Patch Grove – New Horizon’s Coop, Hwy. 35, 994-2756 Platteville – Jeff’s Mini-Mart, 820 Mason St. (junction of Mason St. at Hwy. 81 W), 348-3647 Woodman – Whistle Stop, 533-2200 Wyalusing/Prairie du Chien – Captain’s Cove, Hwy. 18, 994-2860

GREEN COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Albany – County E Locker, N6833 CTH E, 862-1320 Albany – River Bend Bar, N7298 CTH X, 862-3440 Brodhead – Cardinal Lanes, 2107 First Center Ave., 897-2162 Brooklyn – Kounty Korners, 108 Hotel St., 455-9221 Juda – Rackow Family Sausage, N1943 Schindler Rd., 325-4547 Monroe – Martin’s Sport Shop, 1016 17th Ave., 325-3370 Monticello – Larry’s Pub & Grub, 135 N. Main St., 938-4004 New Glarus – Hoesly’s Meats, Inc., 219 Industrial Dr., 527-2513 New Glarus – Ott Haus Pub & Grill, 406 2nd St., 527-2218

IOWA COUNTY – (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Arena – Heck’s Farm Market, 7266 Hwy. 14, 576-2297 Barneveld – Eagle Mart Stop-N-Go, Hwy. 151, 576-1948 Highland – Palan’s Outpost, STH 80 & CTH BH, 623-2822 Hollandale – Countryside Lanes, 1255 CTH F, 576-2096 Mineral Point – Five Point Cheese & Liquor, 319 S. Commerce St., 987-3248

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Cambridge – Lake Ripley Sport Shop, N4098 Marina Lane, 608-423-4421 Fort Atkinson – What’s The Point Bar, W6950 Hwy. 12, 920-563-9992 Hubbleton – Hubbleton Inn, W7049 Main St., 920-478-3182 Jefferson – River’s Edge Farm Market, 843 S. Whitewater Ave., 920-674-6466 Jefferson – Capn’s Corner, N5196 Watertown Ave., 920-674-5782 Sullivan – Sullivan Saloon, 165 Main St., 262-593-8912 Watertown – Leonard’s One Stop Shop, 423 S. Church St., 920-262-9662 Watertown – Ann’s Uptown Bar, 414 E. Main St., 920-261-9916

LAFAYETTE COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Argyle – Sorney’s Bar & Grill, 109 State St., 543-3606 Belmont – Belmont Quick Trip, 355 Highland St., 762-6277 Blanchardville – Husie’s Bar, 211 S. Main St., 523-4085 Blanchardville – 4 Seasons Resort, 18272 Lake Rd., 523-1543 Darlington – Darlington Mini-Mart, Hwy. 23S-81W, 776-2877 Fayette – Fayette Bar, 10990 CTH D, 776-2982 Gratiot – Gratiot Fast Stop, 10360 Hwy. 11, 922-3381 New Diggings – Anton’s General Store, 26320 CTH W, 965-4881 Schullsburg – Neighbors Bar & Grill, 134 W. Water St., 965-3700 South Wayne – Holverson Meat Processing, 103 Center St., 439-5339

RICHLAND COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Boaz – Boaz Country Store, 17190 Hwy. 14, 536-3730 Cazenovia – Co-op Country Partners, 101 S. Hwy. 58, 983-2626 Lone Rock – Lower WI State Riverway (Lone Rock Unit), one mile west of lone Rock on Hwy. 14, 576-1768 Port Andrew – The Port, 14750 Hwy. 60, 537-2676 Richland Center – Walsh’s Ace Hardware, 1525 Bohman Dr., 647-8925 Rockbridge – Natural Bridge Store, 17520 Hwy. 80, 647-4673

ROCK COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Afton/Beloit – Friendly Village Tavern, S5621 CTH D, 362-9732 Beloit – Jans K Market, S11744 CTH K, 365-9717 Beloit – Authentic Taxidermy, 1849 Yates Ave., 362-8323 (No Registration – Head Collection Only) Beloit – Brown’s Beasts, 11938 W. Brandherm, 365-5261 (No Registration – Head Collection Only) Clinton – Chad’s Taxidermy, 1102 Larson Rd., 921-5666 – call for an appointment Evansville – Swiss Family Smokehouse, 104 N. Madison St., 882-4030 Footville – Footville Meat Market, 280 N. Gilbert, 876-6323 (No Registration – Head Collection Only) Indianford – Treps Bait & Tackle, W3506 CTH M, 884-6042 Janesville – The Vineyard, 3439 Mt. Zion Ave., 752-3653 Janesville – Nature’s Touch Taxidermy, 2117 Stonefield Lane, 754-9401 (No Registration – Head Collection Only) Milton – Milton Bait & Tackle, 24 S. Clear Lake Ave., 868-4421 Milton – Gary’s Taxidermy, 6038 N. CTH Y, 868-4138 (No Registration – Head Collection Only) Orfordville – Donna’s Gas & Grocery, 204 W. Brodhead St., 879-9074

SAUK COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 608)

Baraboo – Zim’s Inn, S4332B Hwy. 12, 356-6305 Baraboo – Viking Express 11, 818 8th St., 356-6969 Hillpoint – Alive Look Taxidermy, Hwys. 130 and N, 583-3243 LaValle – Village Pump, Main St., 985-7517 Leland – Stormy’s Bar, E7248 CTH C, 544-3091 Merrimac – Lakeside Country Store, E12965 Hwy. 78, 493-2019 Plain – I-Diehl Tap, 530 Main St., 546-2323 Reedsburg – Viking Express 1, 1375 E. Main St., 524-3777 Sauk City – Ace Hardware, 500 Water St., 643-2433

WALWORTH COUNTY (all phone numbers are in Area Code 262)

Delavan – Corners Inn Bar & Grill, W9002 STH 11, 724-5454 Eagle – Kettle Moraine Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 Hwy. 59, 424-9766 East Troy – Sideview Travel Center, 2344 STH 120, 642-5858 Fontana – Fontana Public Works, 300 Wild Duck Rd., 275-3481 Lake Geneva – Big Foot Beach State Park, 1452 CTH H, 424-1112 Whitewater – Whitewater Marine, N8066 CTH P, 473-6343