Cold & wind make for hard Wisconsin gun deer season opener - – Rockford’s News Leader

Cold & wind make for hard Wisconsin gun deer season opener


Temperatures dipping down to 5 degrees at sunrise and winds gusting to more than 30 miles per hour made for challenging conditions for the opening of the 2013 Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season.

"The predawn cold and winds made it clear that opening morning was going to test the will of deer hunters today," noted Tom Hauge, wildlife management director for the Department of Natural Resources, who was hunting near Plain in Sauk County. "Even our blind did not offer much shelter. Snicker candy bars are frozen solid but still a treat."

Total gun deer license sales for 2013 as of Nov. 23 were 615,872 up a little less than 1 percent from 2012.

People can find out more about this year's Wisconsin deer season by searching for keyword "deer" on the DNR web site, or by participating in DNR social media efforts through the DNR Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Pinterest sites where they can view photos and stories or post their own to share with other hunters.
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