Deer Season Take Second Highest In Wisconsin History

The Department of Natural Resources have tallied the number of deer killed during 2004-2005 Wisconsin hunting seasons.

Hunters registered nearly 519,000 deer -- the second-highest total in state history.

The record is about 618,000 deer, taken in 2000.

The D-N-R says hunters set records in several different seasons.

Bow hunters took a record 103,500 deer during the total archery season.

Muzzleloaders took nearly 7,100 deer, also a new mark.

The number of antlerless deer killed went up 52 percent. The number of deer taken with antlers dropped about 30 percent.

The D-N-R estimated the deer population before the hunting season at about 1.4 million.