Local deer gun harvest down big

The numbers for the nine-day gun deer season in the area was considerably down this year, according to the Wisconsin DNR.  Despite favorable hunting conditions the first several days, Door County hunters registered nearly 28 percent fewer deer than last year.  2133 deer were taken compared to 2958 in 2018.  That number includes 400 fewer bucks taken in Door County.  Kewaunee County saw a decrease of 23 percent of deer harvested during the hunt.  1757 deer compared to 2281 last year.  Nearly 300 less antlered deer were taken in Kewaunee County this year.  Statewide, the deer kill was down nearly 25 percent.  The nine-day hunt concluded this past Sunday.   

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