Deer hunters in the area and throughout the state had a relatively successful gun hunt this year. On Tuesday, the state's Department of Natural Resources reported that 203,295 deer were bagged during Wisconsin's nine-day season. The kill represented a 14.4 percent increase, with 98,397 bucks taken and 104,898 antlerless deer harvested. That is a 14 percent increase over 2021.
In Door County, 2391 deer were registered, with 1,131 bucks and 1,250 antlerless deer. The overkill was up just 4.2 percent (2,289 in 2021) from last year.
Kewaunee County reported a slight decrease in the nine-day hunt, with 1,788 deer bagged compared to 1,822 in 2021. More bucks were taken this year (729) than last year (717), but the antlerless count was down from 1,105 in 2021 to 1,059 this season.
The deer hunting season will continue for bow hunters until January 31st, muzzleloader season running this week, antlerless-only hunts from December 8-11, and the holiday hunt between Christmas eve and New Year's Day.