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Mating, active deer expected as hunting season begins Saturday


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Department of Natural Resources say the start of Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season this Saturday is early, meaning deer will likely still be mating and probably more active and less cautious.

The early starting day comes between Thanksgiving comes earlier on the calendar this year.

The DNR is reporting 376,000 licenses sold as of Tuesday.

Although a little behind last year’s total, state officials are pointing out the Friday before the season is almost always the busiest single day for hunting permit sales.

Hunter complaints less Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to streamline the state’s hunting season schedule.  There was no October gun hunt for antlerless deer and no Earn-A-Buck requirement this season