Wisconsin gun-deer season on pace to exceed last year's kill

November 30, 2015


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 antlerless deer.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MZeQN5 ) 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.


Associated Press