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Opening weekend deer harvest up
Glasbrenner deer for web
Jayden Glasbrenner was all smiles Saturday night after a successful opening day to deer season while hunting with his father Jeremy in Marietta Valley just north of Boscobel. While dad got the largest of the duo, an 11-point buck, Jayden shot a nice buck in his own right. Jaydens buck was missing half its antlers and the larger of the two also had a tine broken off, possibly indicating that the two had a scrape of their own prior to the hunt, which continues through Sunday.

A significant late autumn snowfall that dumped from six inches to nearly a foot of snow in southwest Wiscon- sin the day before Saturday’s deer gun season opener paid dividends for area deer hunt- ers, with the opening week- end harvest up nearly 50 per- cent in Grant and Crawford counties. Opening weekend last year was also plagued by heavy fog in many areas.

Crawford County deer hunters harvested 2,673 deer on opening weekend, com- pared to 1,812 last year—an increase of 47.5 percent.

The increase was nearly identical in Grant County, where hunters harvested 3,227 deer during this sea- son’s opening weekend, up from 2,190 last year—an in- crease of 47.3 percent.

In Richland County, hunt- ers harvested 2,844 deer, compared to 1,912 last year— an increase of 52 percent.

Iowa County’s harvest was up 36.7 percent to 2,011 deer.