Early reports say the opening weekend of the gun deer hunting season was a successWisconsin Outdoors
-- Early reports indicate that Wisconsin deer hunters had a lot of success during the opening weekend of the nine-day gun season.
Early reports indicate that Wisconsin deer hunters had a lot of success during the opening weekend of the nine-day gun season. But we won’t know for sure until the D-N-R issues preliminary numbers which could come out this afternoon. Hunters did not have cold weather and tracking snow – but they did benefit from the earlier start to the season, as the mating period continues and deer remain more active. A number of registration stations reported brisk activity, especially during the opening day on Saturday. And there were more hunters in the woods. Just over 614-thousand deer licenses were sold by midnight last Friday – almost 17-thousand more than the previous year. Meanwhile, two hunting-related deaths are being investigated in north central Wisconsin. Marathon County sheriff’s deputies said 51-year-old Shawn Lemanski of Green Bay died after falling from a tree stand late Saturday afternoon. And 51-year-old Steven Jackson of Antigo was found unresponsive Saturday evening near Gleason in Lincoln County. Sheriff’s deputies say foul play is not suspected.