Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The total number of deer harvest in Wisconsin continues an increasing trend and set an archery buck record for 2012.
With data entry near complete, hunter-supplied numbers indicate that 366,747 deer were harvested in Wisconsin for the 2012 season, a 5% increase from 2011, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
The tally will rank the state in the top five deer hunting states in the country for total harvest and continues the trend of increased deer harvest for the third consecutive year.
Of the total deer harvested, 245,539 deer were harvested during the traditional nine-day November gun season and another 93,452 during the archery season.
Of the archery season total, 45,775 were bucks, making it the new record buck archery harvest of all time for the state.
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