Rules change allows deer hunters to use rifles statewide September 28, 2013 Wisconsin,

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Rules change allows deer hunters to use rifles statewide September 28, 2013 Wisconsin, JSOnline.com
...  The rule change had been supported by 58% of the voters at the 2013 spring hearings ... According to a 2003 DNR survey, about 76% of Wisconsin hunters used a rifle and 24% used a shotgun as their primary firearm to hunt deer. But data obtained in gun deer seasons from 1998-2008 show 42% of shooting incidents involved shotguns.  
The disproportionate number of injuries related to shotgun use had led the DNR to push for easing rifle restrictions...


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