The DNR’s efforts to control the deer herd in Door County include the final gun hunt of 2019 this week. The holiday hunt allows area hunters to harvest an antlerless deer with a gun from Christmas eve through January 1. Local Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says the additional hunt and bonus tags that are given out in the area help in efforts to manage the deer herd.
Door County is one of only seven counties in the state that are participating in the holiday hunt this year. The overall deer kill in Door County for the traditional nine-day hunt last month was down 30 percent this year.