(Dodge County) Gun deer licenses were down two percent this year compared to last year. That according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources which says that 564-thousand licenses were sold through the end of the nine-day season that wrapped up Sunday, compared to 576-thousand in 2018.
Preliminary figures show a huge drop in the deer harvest with 160,769 registered this year, a decrease of over 53-thousand deer from the 213,972 registered last year.
In Dodge County, there were 2209 deer harvested this year compared to 2705 last year, a decrease of 18-percent.
Columbia County hunters registered 3160, a drop of 21-percent from last year’s 4029.
Jefferson County reported 1424 deer taken, a 21-percent decline from last year’s 1795.
Washington County registered 1208 this year compared to 1659 last year, down 27-percent.
Fond du Lac County dropped 22-percent with 2095 animals this year after registering 2702 in 2018.
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