The Department of Natural Resources says 1,108 deer were harvested in Kewaunee County during the opening weekend of the gun hunt, down 7.8 percent from a year ago.
The breakdown released Tuesday showed that 576 antlered deer and 532 antlerless deer were registered in the county.
Statewide, 102,903 deer were registered through opening weekend of the gun deer hunt in 2017 compared to 116,615 in 2016 with 59,142 bucks registered, compared to 64,828 in 2016, according to figures compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
By the time the sun set on opening weekend of Wisconsin’s 166th gun deer season, more than 582,800 hunters had purchased their license and headed into the outdoors of the annual nine-day gun deer hunt in Wisconsin.
Although 587,440 licenses were sold last year, the total number of hunters that took to the field is very close to the number that purchased a license last year, the state saw approximately 6,200 additional non-residents choose to travel to Wisconsin to pursue one of their favorite activities.