(Wisconsin) This year’s opening weekend of the gun-deer season posted higher numbers than both 2019 and 2018. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the first days of the nine-day hunt were up 2.25-percent over last year. That equates to 95,257 deer taken compared to 93,155 last year. This year’s initial harvest saw 49,025 bucks registered compared with 48,252 last year.
Dodge County saw a 14.6-percent increase over the two-year period with 1346 deer taken this year compared to 1175 last year. Columbia County saw a 9.3-percent jump with 2054 harvested, an increase of 175. Fond du Lac posted 1203 deer, rising 6.2-percent while Green Lake County hiked up 17.1-percent. Hunters in Jefferson County logged a 19.3-percent spike with 987 animals and Washington County was up six-percent for the 653 deer harvested there.
For more information: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/harvest/deerharvest.html
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources