Wis. DNR: Female deer hunters grew by 5 percent

  • Associated Press
  • December 10, 2013 - 6:53 PM

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the number of resident female deer hunters was up slightly during the state's nine-day gun season.

Keith Warnke is the DNR's hunting and shooting sports coordinator. He told the agency's board Tuesday during a review of the season that about 65,000 resident female hunters purchased licenses. That's up 5 percent from 2012 and marks the highest number of resident female hunters since 2007.

Warnke says the number may have risen because the DNR offered first-time hunters licenses for $5. He also says it's becoming more socially acceptable for women to take to the woods.

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