MADISON — Preliminary
information shared by the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources indicates hunters killed more deer during this
year's gun-deer season compared to last year.
The agency reported Sunday
that hunters registered nearly 175,400 deer through the
first seven days of the nine-day season. The seven-day
total included almost 85,800 bucks and more than 89,600
The Milwaukee Journal
) reports that 191,550 deer were registered by hunters in
last year's gun-deer season.
This was the state's
deadliest gun-deer season in the past five years, while
last year was the safest on record.
A final deer harvest report
by the agency is expected early this week.
The season began Nov. 21
and ended Sunday.