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Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season begins Saturday

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 16:41:50-05

WISCONSIN  — The nine-day gun deer season begins Saturday.

The nine-day season here in Wisconsin is a huge tradition and this year is no exception. The Wisconsin DNR is reporting that as of Nov. 16, sales for gun, bow, crossbow, sports, and patron licenses reached 591,689. Of that total, 343,627 are for gun privileges only.

Wisconsinites are gearing up and hoping to come across that perfect Buck. And while the DNR says the deer population is doing well, there are some areas that have populations lower than desired.

The DNR is reminding hunters to check the hunting regulations for the area you'll be hunting in, and to remember to practice safety protocols for both gun safety and COVID-19.

“With COVID-19, we all must work together to keep our communities healthy and safe this deer season. To help stop the spread of this virus, I want to remind folks that they should hunt with people from their household,” said DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole. “Equally important is firearm safety which is essential to any responsible hunting trip so we can all get back to our families safely."

For all things deer hunting-related, you can download the DNR's Hunt Wild Wisconsin app. There you can find everything from shooting hours, to chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling and deer carcass disposal locations. You can also find new land to explore and other tools to make your hunting season successful.

To download the app or learn more, click here.

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