If Wisconsin’s deer harvest numbers are down this year, blame the snow.
The DNR yesterday said deer numbers could be down for the 2023 hunting seasons. Deer specialist Jeff Pritzl says he’d be surprised if hunters had the same luck as they did last year. He says Wisconsin usually has snow on the ground for hunting season, and that makes it much easier to track them. Last year, hunters bagged 203 thousand deer. That’s eight percent above the state’s five year average.