Deer Numbers Dip on Opening Weekend

Deer Numbers Dip on Opening Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the number of deer harvested during the opening weekend of the gun deer hunt is about 14-percent lower then opening weekend last year. 

The DNR says hunters bagged nearly 86-thousand deer this past weekend which is about 14-thousand fewer than in 2020.  There were about four-thousand fewer bucks registered on opening weekend this year.  The DNR says sales for all deer licenses are down about one-and-a-half-percent from last year.

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