It’s hard to brag about a safe deer season when three hunters got shot, but the state says the latest gun season is the safest on record. Jon King with the Department of Natural Resources says three hunters were treated for non-fatal gunshot wounds this season, but no one died. Last year, King says, six hunters were shot and none of them died. The last time a Wisconsin hunter died in the field was 2015.
DNR doesn’t have a final count of deer permits for this year, but says as many as 570 thousand hunters in the state could have taken to the field during the 201 8deer season.