WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Hunters shot seven percent fewer deer this year than last year
Wisconsin hunters shot seven-percent fewer deer than a year ago in the nine-day gun season that ended last Sunday. The D-N-R released preliminary numbers yesterday, showing that 226-thousand-582 deer were taken. That's down from about 244-thousand last November. Fifteen-percent fewer bucks were shot this year. The antlerless harvest was about the same as in 2012, even though quotas for does were reduced in the north to boost the deer population in that region.