(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.