Wisconsin’s 9-day gun deer hunt wrapped up last Sunday and preliminary harvest data from the Wisconsin DNR shows hunters had mixed results in Marinette County. Those in the Central Farmland Zone bagged a total of 3110 deer including 1547 bucks. The overall harvest is up about 2% from 2019 while the number of antlered deer taken fell by 1.5% over the year. However, in the Northern Forest Zone of Marinette County where very few antlerless authorizations were made available this year, hunters took 1058 deer this season, which is an almost 22% decline from the 2019 hunt. Hunters across the state registered nearly 189000 deer during the nine-day gun deer hunt, which, compared to 2019, was up 15.8% statewide. Harvest numbers will continue to climb as hunters take advantage of additional hunting opportunities including the statewide muzzleloader hunt running through December 9th, a statewide antlerless only hunt the 10th through the 13th, and a nine-day antlerless-only holiday hunt in some Farmland Zone counties including Marinette County, as well as remaining and extended archery and crossbow seasons. Hunters may use any unfilled antlerless harvest authorization during any of these hunts, but they must be used in the zone, county and land type designated on the harvest authorization.