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Slow start to the gun-deer season

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Mule deer at Rancho San Antonio County Park, Santa Clara County, California By Wingchi Poon (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Mule deer at Rancho San Antonio County Park, Santa Clara County, California By Wingchi Poon (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

UNDATED (WSAU) Deer hunting season is off to a slow start.

When it's nice and sunny outside, deer lie low. The opening weekend was marred by warm temperatures, plus heavy fog for much of Saturday morning in many places. Shad DeWitt of Neenah said deer were just lying down and hiding in the grass. Paul Selle of Appleton called it the worst year in the last 30. A station west of Appleton registered only half the deer from a year ago. A station in Weyauwega registered a-third of last year’s total on Saturday’s opening day.

The warm weather also means those who do get a kill may have to bring their deer into butchers right away instead of hanging it at home. Deer donations are also down, cutting down distribution through food banks. Gun deer season opened Saturday and lasts until November 29th, with a ten-day muzzle-loader season starting the next day.

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