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UPDATE: Wis. board to get details on 2013 deer hunt

UPDATED Sunday, December 8, 2013 ---- 6:45 a.m.

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.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 --- 3:54 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed 7 percent fewer deer during the 2013 nine-day gun season than last year.

The Department of Natural Resources released preliminary data Tuesday that shows hunters killed 226,582 deer, down from 243,739 deer last year. They took 15 percent fewer bucks but almost the same number of antlerless deer, 128,817 compared with 128,917 last year.

DNR officials say cold weather during the first part of the season kept hunters from spending long hours in the woods. Hunters indicated in an agency survey they felt the weather was the worst they'd seen in the five years the agency has done the survey.

The DNR reported a total of eight-shooting related incidents. No one was killed.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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