State Officials Say Fewer Deer Licenses Sold From Last Year

(Madison) Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say hunters purchased slightly fewer deer licenses heading into opening day of Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun season. The nine-day season started Saturday. Department of Natural Resources data shows hunters had purchased 774-thousand-332 deer licenses as of midnight Friday, down two-and-a-half percent from 2017. D-N-R officials say the licenses include bow licenses, mentored hunt licenses and conservation patron licenses, a combination sports license that also includes fishing, pheasant and trapping licenses. The D-N-R plans to release preliminary opening weekend harvest totals today.