After a ten percent decline from last year on the gun season’s opening day, hunters have reduced that deficit to 2.5 percent.
As of late Tuesday, the state DNR says almost 140, 650 deer have been taken since the nine day season began last Saturday, which is almost 3,600 fewer deer than last year’s total of 144,000 in the same period.
In Shawano County, there have been 4,817 total deer killed and 2, 275 of them were bucks.
Waupaca County leads the state for most deer harvested, with a total of 5,361. It has already surpassed last year’s total of 5,188.