Madison, Wis. A preliminary call-in tally of registration stations across Wisconsin show hunters took fewer than 300,000 deer during the regular nine-day gun deer hunt that closed Nov. 25. While that figure is about 33-percent lower than the preliminary

Wisconsin DNR wildlife managers had expected a reduced harvest
from 2000, when the deer herd was estimated at about 1.8 million
animals prior to the hunting seasons, and a combined deer harvest
of more than 600,000 broke national records. The deer herd was an
estimated 1.65 million animals entering this year’s deer hunting
seasons.

The state’s second “Zone T” season runs Dec. 6-9 in special Zone
T-designated units only.

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