Hunters bagged fewer deer during the 2019 hunting season and Door and Kewaunee counties mirrored that trend. The final tally by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found that the 2019 hunt was 14-percent lower than 2018. DNR Wildlife Biologist Josh Martinez says weather and crop conditions were a factor in lower harvests in Door and Kewaunee counties.
The DNR says over the firearms, muzzleloader, archery and special hunting seasons more than 288,000 deer were taken in 2019. That compares with 355,243 bagged in 2018.