The West Central District Reports Decrease in Deer Harvested
Wisconsin has wrapped up its 162nd nine day gun deer season, and the totals for deer harvested are down from last year. The DNR has released its preliminary data that shows that the number of deer harvested is down seven percent from last year in the state. In comparison, the West Central District hunters registered 13 percent fewer deer than last year. The West Central District has nine counties in its region including Adams, Juneau, Vernon, Wood and Monroe counties. DNR big game ecologist, Kevin Wallenberg said in a news release that hunters felt the weather was the poorest during the first part of the season in the past five years the DNR has done this survey. According to the DNR, preliminary numbers of deer harvested were down 18 percent during opening weekend. The agency contributes that decrease in part to the cold and windy conditions.
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