Madison, Wis. A preliminary call-in tally of registration stations across the state of Wisconsin shows hunters taking a record of 437,737 deer during the recently completed nine-day gun deer hunt.

“The season’s not over yet,” said state DNR chief deer and bear
ecologist Bill Mytton. The muzzleloader season ran through Dec. 3
and another special, antlerless-only “Zone T” hunt was scheduled
for Dec. 7-10 in a large portion of the state.

The deer population before this year’s hunt was estimated to be
about 1.7 million. The previous record harvest occurred last year,
when hunters killed 389,904 deer.

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