SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, WI (WHBL) - The nine day gun deer season gets underway tomorrow across Wisconsin. Plymouth based DNR Wildlife Biologist Dale Katsma said there are more deer than what they want to see in Sheboygan County. This had led to a classification of herd control units in our area, meaning that there will be no restrictions in area hunting units such as buck only harvests or the number of additional tags issued.
This is the latest the season can start, and Katsma said the typically colder weather can hinder hunters by keeping them inside more due to the cold and keeping deer from wanting to move. However, a bit of snow like we saw Friday morning could help hunters in tracking deer.
Overall, Katsma said people need to make sure they stay safe when out in the woods and fields. This includes knowing where others in your hunting party are, keeping your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot, and knowing what is behind your intended target when you shoot.
Hunters will be allowed to use rifles nearly everywhere due to the state Natural Resources Board dropping a state level restriction on its use in our area of the state. The Town of Holland is the only township in Sheboygan County we have heard of that has kept the restriction.