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Opening weekend buck kill drops 23% in three counties
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The tri-county opening weekend buck kill plummeted 23% compared to the first two days of the 2012 gun deer season as extremely cold temperatures, wind and a later opener likely contributed to the low harvest, officials said Monday.

While the antlerless harvest dropped more than 40% in Oneida and Forest counties, it increased 125% in Vilas County. A majority of Vilas County was buck-only last season, but some antlerless permits were available in units 35, 36 and 38 this year.

Opening weekend saw temperatures as low as zero degrees both

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:56 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:37 PM

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