Wisconsin’s deer harvest on opening weekend of the firearms season is down compared to last year. The Department of Natural Resources say hunters took 85,860 deer last weekend – which is about 14,000 fewer than the 99,832 harvested in 2020. Wisconsin hunters shot 47,529 bucks or about seven percent fewer than opening weekend last fall. The D-N-R says the Northern Forest Zone saw 1,339 more deer harvested this year than on opening weekend than in 2020. There was a nearly four-percent increase in out-of-state hunters on opening weekend.

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