Deer hunters are out in the woods and fields today (Saturday) for the opening of Wisconsin's bow and crossbow season.
The D-N-R says the deer numbers look good across the state. The central and southern farmland zones are expected to have excellent deer populations. Archery and crossbow hunters combined for one of the highest buck harvests in history last year. Officials say crossbow accounts for a higher rate of participation by women than any other deer hunting method in the state. Conservation officers recommend hunters check their elevated deer stands to make sure they didn't suffer storm damage and are still secure. Most accidents in deer season come from people falling out of stands or stands failing. Wisconsin hunters harvested more than 90-thousand deer in 2017.