By Paul Schmitt
Weather conditions factored in a lower than usual deer harvest this past weekend. Deer hunters in the state registered five percent less deer than the opening weekend of 2015. DNR Warden Chris Kratcha says local hunters said the high winds were a major factor in Door County where 242 fewer deer were taken.
Kewaunee County registered only 23 fewer deer but 112 fewer bucks than last year. Kratcha advises hunters to make sure they go through the three step process in electronically registering their deer and that they still have until 5pm the next day to register the buck or doe. The only reported hunting-related injuries in Door County were a fall from a tree stand and a gun that misfired and injured the hunter’s hand, according to Kratcha.