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DNR says fewer hunters took to the woods during deer hunt

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave another possible reason Tuesday for the 20 percent decline in the deer harvest during the recent nine-day gun season.

Game wardens said hunters only spent 3 to 4 hours in the woods at a time and more of them may have only hunted a few of the nine days.

The wardens' report said hunting dropped off on the Sunday of the opening weekend, and it didn't pick up for the rest of the season.

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