Harvest numbers were down the first weekend of the firearms deer season.  The DNR’s Todd Froberg:

“It’s kind of somewhat surprising. I guess based on license sales, license sales were only down one percent so… it was pretty consistent.. consistent with last year for license sales but the harvest was a little bit disappointing.”

Froberg says perhaps more people were able to hunt last year due to the COVID pandemic.  He says he remains optimistic heading into this weekend that those harvest numbers will rebound.