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When gun-deer season opens most of state will be under some type of herd-control measures

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Wisconsin deer hunters will soon have a shot at 1.7 million animals.

The nine-day gun season opens Saturday. For the first time, almost all of the state is under some type of herd-control measures aimed at killing more females.

Wisconsin has had more deer than its management goals for more than a decade.

Still, experts with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts do not expect the 2000 record harvest of 616,000 to be broken.

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