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Gun-deer season brings in more than 118,000 deer in WI, up from 2017 harvest

(WQOW) – This weekend marks the end of the gun-deer hunting season.

Sunday is the last day to get out there and snag a buck. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources said hunters took home more than 118,000 deer during opening weekend. That’s up about 13 percent from last year, despite the decline of deer license sales over the past 18 years.

Related Story: Deer license sales down over past 2 decades

For more information on the season harvest broken down by county, see here.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt started out as an intern in August 2017, moving to a full-time multi-media journalist and weekend anchor before becoming Daybreak anchor and now our 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor.

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