The countdown to the firearms deer season is here.   The DNR is urging hunters to check with their local meat lockers to make sure they’re accepting and processing deer:

“Hunters should determine where they plan to have their deer processed and contact them before their hunt to ensure their deer will be accepted. Remember, every deer, even if it’s destined for the processor, must be properly tagged and field dressed. Be aware of any carcass transportation restrictions in your hunting area as well.”

DNR Wildlife Manager Angela Aarhus-Ward. The firearms deer season opens Saturday.