Sep 7, 2008
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife experts estimate that up to 1.7 million whitetail deer roam the state as the fall hunting seasons approach.
That's about the same population estimate from the Department of Natural Resources as a year ago.
Wildlife biologist Jason Fleener says a severe winter in some parts of north central Wisconsin may have claimed some deer. But he says most of the state's deer management units have more deer than recommended population goals.
Deer hunting begins Sept. 13 with the beginning of the archery season that runs through Nov. 20.