Posted at: 11/23/2013 2:37 PM
By: Eyewitness Sports
It is opening weekend for the firearms deer season in Wisconsin and the DNR says over 600,000 hunters are expected to be out during the nine-day hunt. That is ten-percent of the state's residents.
Conditions are expected to be cold, with temperatures in the teens. Experts are optmisitc for a good harvest, but DNR Wildlife Biologist Greg Kessler says in some parts, feeding could affect where the deer are.
"Where people are going to find the deer is going to be different, because we did have acorns this year, but not nearly the crop that we did last year, which was one of the best of the acorn crops we have had in almost 20 years last year and many people that figured that out cashed in big time," says Kessler.
In 2012, Wisconsin hunters harvested over 246,000 deer during the firearms season, which was up eight-percent from 2011.