2018 Wisconsin Fall hunting and trapping forecasts available online September 18, 2018

Wisconsin Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

Compared to the previous three mild winters, heavier snows and colder temperatures were measured across much of the north in 2017-18.  However, except for a relatively small area centered on Iron County and diminishing outward, most of the north
experienced moderate winter conditions while the southern two-thirds of the state received considerably less snowfall, more mild temperatures, and little impact on the deer herd. A late April snow storm caused some concerns due to its lateness in the winter during a critical time for deer. While the storm likely had little impact on overall deer survival or fawn recruitment, antlerless harvest quotas were reduced in some northern counties.  An excellent growing season that is providing abundant food sources and reports from across the state indicate plentiful deer ..,

Prospects better for Wisconsin firearms deer season November 16, 2018, Superior Telegram
... A scaling-back of antlerless deer tags in recent years and a string of mostly average winters have contributed to more deer in the woods across northwestern Wisconsin ... in Ashland County, the deer herd has not rebounded as quickly and antlerless authorizations or tags are only available on private land..,

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