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DNR: Opening weekend deer harvest up 2.3% from 2019

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 18:59:03-05

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed slightly more deer during the opening weekend of the state's traditional nine-day season than last year.

The Department of Natural Resources released data Tuesday that shows hunters killed 95,257 deer Saturday and Sunday, up about 2.3% from 93,155 during opening weekend in 2019.

Hunters took 49,025 bucks, up about 1.6% from 48,252 last year.

The DNR sold 559,591 gun licenses as of midnight Monday, down 1.1% from the same time last year.

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