Deer Kill Up During Opening Weekend

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed slightly more deer during the opening weekend of the state’s traditional nine-day season than last year.

The Department of Natural Resources released data Tuesday that shows hunters killed 95,257 deer Saturday and Sunday, up about 2.3% from 93,155 during opening weekend in 2019. Hunters took 49,025 bucks, up about 1.6% from 48,252 last year.

The DNR sold 559,591 gun licenses as of midnight Monday, down 1.1% from the same time last year.