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Cold, wind greet Wis. deer hunters on opening day

  • Associated Press
  • November 23, 2013 - 6:06 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin deer hunters had to deal with chill and wind for the opening day of the state's nine-day gun deer season.

Tom Hauge, wildlife management director for the Department of Natural Resources, says even his blind in Sauk County didn't offer much shelter Saturday for the predawn cold and winds.

According to the National Weather Service, highs across Wisconsin were only expected in the teens and 20s Saturday.

According to the DNR, nearly 616,000 gun deer licenses were sold for 2013, up a little less than 1 percent from 2012.

DNR hunting and shooting sport coordinator Keith Warnke says the number of female hunters aged 10 to 30 increased by 10 percent this year.

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