Hunters Kill 336,211 Deer During 9 Day Hunt

Hunters killed more deer this year during Wisconsin's popular 9-day hunt.

The state Department of Natural Resources today says that 336,211 deer were killed -- up 7% from the preliminary count a year ago.

The agency says there were more than 206,000 antlerless deer killed during the hunt -- and that's up 18% from a year ago.

Going into the season, wildlife experts urged hunters to kill does and young bucks to check the growth of the overpopulated herd estimated at up to 1.7 million deer.

There were nearly 645,000 hunting licenses sold for the season that ended Sunday.

AP


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