With the 2022 Wisconsin Gun Deer Season wrapping up, statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website indicate that the state’s overall harvest was up by 14.4% from the previous 2021 season.
Hunters from all around the state flocked to the woods beginning on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the hopes of harvesting a whitetail deer, which many of Wisconsin’s hunters found success.
According to the Wisconsin DNR website, the overall number of registered harvests in the Northern Forest Zone where Douglas County resides, was 56,482. With this statistic, 35,597 of those deer were antlered, and 20,885 were antlerless.
In total, the number of harvests for the 2022 Gun Deer Season was over 200,000 deer.
According to the Wisconsin DNR website, “Preliminary figures show that hunters registered 203,295 deer during the 2022 gun deer season, including 98,397 antlered and 104,898 antlerless deer.”
Each of the four deer management zones saw an increase in harvested deer from the 2021 season.
According to the Wisconsin DNR website, “All four deer management zones showed harvest increases from 2021 for both antlered and antlerless harvests. The Central Forest Zone (+30.6%) saw the most significant increase, with the Northern Forest Zone (+19.3%) also seeing a considerable increase.”
The 2022 Wisconsin Gun Deer Season ended on Sunday, November 27.