Hunters register lowest deer kill opening in recent history. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/24/2014)
Severe winter weather in recent years has cut the deer herd in the Upper Midwest, according to wildlife officials. Wisconsin is not the only state affected.
Hunters in Minnesota, where the firearm deer season started about two weeks ago, have registered 23% fewer deer this year.
Perhaps an increasing number of kills aren't showing up on DNR's official tally.
The data showed a big decline in deer hunting-related categories, including an 85% drop against people who were hunting when the season was closed. Citations issued to people who were fishing without a license fell by more than a third.