DNR Data Shows Hunters Killed Nearly 50k Fewer Deer in 2019

New data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
shows hunters killed nearly 50,000 fewer deer last year than in 2018.

DNR officials said in a report that hunters killed just
over 228-thousand deer across all seasons last year – down from over
335-thousand deer killed in 2018. Those numbers include the archery season, the
traditional nine-day gun deer season and the youth hunt. Data shows hunters
killed nearly 24-percent fewer deer during the nine-day gun hunting season.

The report attributes the drop off to the season’s late
start and poor weather conditions. 794,712 licenses were sold in 2019, down
from over 806-thousand in 2018.