(Green Lake County) Wisconsin’s hunters took to the woods and fields during opening weekend of Wisconsin’s 2018 nine-day gun-deer season. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ conservation wardens are encouraging hunters to be safe. Warden Ben Mott says hunters should check the opening and closing times for the area being hunted. He says safety is knowing your target and beyond.
Anyone with information regarding natural resource violations may confidentially report by calling or texting 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. The hotline is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Trained staff relay report information to conservation wardens.
Warden John Schreiber came upon the happy crew at a public hunting land in Green Lake County. Father and son, Tim and Jason Zell, 9, enjoy a post-morning breakfast at the tailgate for Jason’s first deer hunt with his dad. Photo by WDNR Warden John Schreiber.
Warden Heather Gottschalk shares her picture of a frosty Sunday morning patrol at the Rat River Wildlife Area in Winnebago County.
Warden Pete McCormick reminds all to follow this hunter’s lead and leave your deer head at a CWD kiosk for testing. You can find one near you by visiting dnr.wi.gov and search deer. Then look for the CWD sampling locations.