Preliminary deer registration numbers show slight decrease in total harvest but increase in buck harvest December 1, 2016 Wisconsin

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Preliminary deer registration numbers show slight decrease in total harvest but increase in buck harvest; first snowy owls of the season showing up in Wisconsin

Preliminary registration figures from the 2016 nine-day Wisconsin gun deer hunt indicate hunters registered more than 196,700 deer, down slightly from the 198,000 registered in 2015. However, the buck harvest of more than 97,800 was an increase of 5.7 percent compared to 2015.

The largest change in buck harvest occurred in the Northern Forest Zone, up 30 percent from 2015, after two consecutive mild winters with limited antlerless tags available for hunters. For more information regarding preliminary registration and license sales numbers, search the DNR website for keywords "weekly totals."



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