Many deer hunters in southern Wisconsin got off to a soggy start for the state’s nine day gun deer season. Rain and temperatures that rose into the 40s over the weekend made for poor visibility, with fog requiring hunters to be more patient in locating targets.
At a registration station in McFarland just south of Madison, Dan Dutilly said many hunters who came through said the weather just “was not that good” for hunting. Dick Dickman of Quality Meats in Mount Horeb said many hunters opted to stay home, with his registrations down about 20 percent from last year’s opening weekend.
Official registration numbers from the Department of Natural Resources are expected later today.
Meanwhile, there were no immediate reports of anyone being shot to death in the opening weekend of the gun season.
WIBA’s John Colbert contributed to this report.