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Wisconsin’s Northern Forest whitetail kill down 27% on opener, statewide harvest down 16%

There were 92,050 deer registered statewide over Wisconsin's opening weekend of gun season, compared to 103,623 registered during the same period last year. (Stock photo by Eric Morken)

The Wisconsin DNR’s pre-season predictions for a lower deer kill over the gun season’s opening weekend harvest proved to be accurate.
“We expected to see a lower harvest than last year after reviewing the bow season’s results, so the numbers aren’t a surprise,” said Jeff Pritzl, the DNR’s deer program specialist.
Statewide, the overall harvest was down 16% from last year and 10% below the five-year average.

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