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Jeff Peters crosses a frozen cornfield at sunrise on the way to join his son in their deer stand on the opening day of the 2013 deer hunting season near Shiocton, Wis. Cold weather put a damper on Wisconsin’s gun deer season, keeping hunters to cut their outings short and leading to a slightly weaker harvest than last year, state wildlife officials said Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Post-Crescent Media, Wm.Glasheen, File)

More licenses sold, fewer deer killed in Wis.

December 08, 2013 at 03:24 AM

The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is set to get more information on the 2013 gun deer hunt.

DNR officials are expected to present a report to the Natural Resources Board during a meeting Tuesday detailing results from the nine-day season.

Preliminary data shows the DNR sold about 140 more licenses this year but hunters still killed 7 percent fewer deer than in 2012. The buck harvest was down 15 percent.

DNR officials say cold weather forced many hunters to cut their outings short this year.


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