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Wisconsin DNR asks hunters to stay mindful of the pandemic during opener

Alicia Tipcke
Updated: November 20, 2020 10:42 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 02:14 PM

The Wisconsin firearms deer season opens this Saturday. 

There are no new regulations in the state this year, but the DNR does want Hunters to stay mindful of the pandemic even when outside.

"Of course of all the normal precautions need to be had, especially in Wisconsin," said DNR wildlife biologist Greg Kessler. "We have a rising case of Covid. It is going to put a crimp on some of the hunting camps that used to get together in large groups. I suspect the groups are going to be smaller, a little bit more distancing."

Wisconsin DNR wildlife biologist Greg Kessler expects a good hunter turnout with licensee sales up 20 percent from last year.

He also anticipates an increase in mentored hunting. Youth can go out without regular hunter safety as long as they're within arms reach of a licensed hunter.

"Especially this year with Covid, we did not have many opportunities for young hunters to take the normal in-person hunter safety, [so] that probably is going to be utilized more," said Kessler.
 

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