MADISON - Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties.
Preliminary registration figures indicate a total of 97,892 hunters were
successful in their pursuit of a buck, an increase of 5,282 (5.7
percent) compared to 2015. Overall, preliminary registration figures
show that 196,785 deer were harvested during the nine-day gun deer hunt,
compared to 198,057 in 2015.
The nine-day hunt also provided successful hunters with 98,893
antlerless deer, a 6.2 percent decrease from 2015, mostly in the
Farmland Zones. However, those numbers are expected to climb as hunters
enjoy the ongoing statewide muzzleloader hunt, statewide four-day
antlerless only hunt and nine-day antlerless only Holiday Hunt in select
farmland counties. Hunters may use any unfilled antlerless tag during
the latter two hunts.
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