DNR: Deer Harvest Numbers up 19 Percent

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The Department of Natural Resources has released preliminary harvest numbers and says hunters harvested 134,772 deer during the first two days of the nine-day gun deer season. That's up about 19 percent from last year.

In Marathon County, hunters harvested 2,317 bucks. That's up about 300 from 2011. In Portage County 1,569 bucks were taken. That's up about 270 from last year. Wood County reported larger increase- hunters harvested 1,611 deer so far in 2012 and 1,193 in 2011.

The DNR says warm weather may have led to some quicker registrations.

Click here to view numbers by county.

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