Annual Gun Deer Hunt Is Special Time In State

The nine-day gun deer hunt is just days away and the Department of Natural Resources is hoping to see more people out in the woods. DNR Wildlife Management Program Director Eric Lobner says it’s a special time of year in Wisconsin.

“There are always new individuals starting hunting, getting into the camaraderie, the opportunity of going out and enjoying time with nature.”

Last year saw a significant increase in hunters, perhaps from people trying to get out and enjoy time outside during the pandemic. Total tag sales were up over three percent last year, despite a decline in out-of-state hunters.