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A whitetail buck stands in an open field. photo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Deer plentiful for Saturday's gun-deer season opener

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Wisconsin's regular nine-day gun deer season opens Nov. 22 and runs through Nov. 30.

The traditional season always opens the Saturday prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say that even after a pretty tough winter in parts of the state, and a harvest of more than 520,000 deer in the 2007-08 seasons, the deer herd is still a good deal larger than established population goals in much of Wisconsin.

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