Number of Deer Registered on Opening Weekend Down from 2016

(Wisconsin Radio Network) The
number of deer registered by Wisconsin hunters
during opening weekend of the nine-day gun season was down about 12-percent
from the 2016 season opener. Preliminary figures released by the Department of
Natural Resources show hunters registered just under 103-thousand deer during
opening weekend – down from about 116-thousand registered last year. The number
of bucks registered was also down, from about 65-thousand in 2016 to just over
59-thousand this year.  While hunters
seemed to have a second year of success in the northern half of the state, the
D-N-R says wind and rain in southern Wisconsin
likely played a role in lower numbers for that region of the state compared to
last year.