WILDLY POPULAR ARCHERY SEASON STARTS SATURDAY
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 -- 12:22 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
Hunters will take to their tree stands Saturday as Wisconsin's 79th bow deer season opens.
The state Department of Natural Resources says bow hunting's popularity has grown dramatically over the last 40 years. In 1996 just more than 85,000 licensed bow hunters killed about 6,000 deer. In 1981, nearly 174,000 hunters took more than 29,000 deer. Last year, more than 260,000 hunters harvested upward of 87,000 deer.
The DNR cautions hunters that 19 northeastern Wisconsin management units are buck-only for both bow and gun hunters this year to help grow the herd.