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WDNR releases preliminary gun-deer totals; some duplication found with new e-registration

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season.

In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year).

St. Croix recorded 966 bucks (938 last year) and 1,525 does (1,643 last year).

View the raw data for all Wisconsin counties here.

Dunn County hunters tagged 2,002 antlered deer (2,200 last year) and 3,293 antlerless (3,502 last year).

Pepin County recorded  686 bucks (599 last year) and 1,136 does (1,258 last year).

Polk County hunters tagged 2,214 bucks (2,548 last yera) and 3,890 antlerless (4,136 last year).

Overall tally remains up year-over-year with 201,812 deer registered in 2015 versus 199,583 in 2014.

In a press release issued late Thursday afternoon, the agency said -- "Electronic registration was new this year and as with any new system, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conducted a thorough verification process to make sure everything was working properly.

"The system itself has worked well, but a number of inadvertent duplicate entries by hunters in the field were discovered. As a result, the deer registration count for the 2015 nine-day gun deer season currently stands at 201,812. System updates are in place to prevent any further duplicate entries."

Steve Dzubay

Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.