The fall hunting season begins in Wisconsin this morning, or at least some hunting. Kent Van Horn of the DNR says the dove season begins this morning. “We’re somewhere in the neighborhood of ten to fifteen-thousand mourning dove hunters in the state of Wisconsin, harvesting somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 doves each year,” he said.
The mourning dove hunt was extremely contentious when first approved by the Legislature nearly a decade ago, and faced subsequent court challenges. Kent Van Horn of the DNR says that’s died down. The dove season runs through November 9th. Meanwhile, a two week early Canada goose season also opens today. Deer hunting begins with the archery season September 17th.
(John Colbert, WIBA)