Deer hunting season wraps up with a large success in Northeastern Wisconsin

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Deer Hunt Wrap UP_95621412-159532

 The numbers are in from 2016 deer harvest resulting in the worst hunter turn out statewide in over 30 years, but in Northeastern Wisconsin it was a different story.

Deer hunters like Jay Vomastic will proudly tell of their success in the woods. 

“I shot a 10 pointer who was about 15 inches,”Vomastic said.  
 
According to the DNR 600,000 Wisconsinites participated in this years hunt.  
 
“Buck kill was up a little bit,and a decrease in antler less kill. I think the biggest surprise was buck kill was up 30 percent up in the northern part of the state,”District Wildlife Supervisor,Wisconsin DNR, Jeff Pritzel said. 
 
The DNR tells me they weren’t surprised by the numbers. 
 
 ” And it’s a result of  the last couple of years we’ve been conservative with the harvest allowing that group to grow and the two consecutive mild winters,” Pritzel said.  
 
Safety made for another successful aspect to the season according to the DNR there were no fatal accidents this year.
 
 

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