- The DNR thinks hunters could see more active deer this year. The gun deer season starts Saturday.
Spokesman Ed Culhane says this year's season is at its earliest possible date. It's tied to Thanksgiving, which is also early.
Culhane says deer will still likely be mating and therefore more active and less cautious.
There were nearly 376,000 licenses sold as of yesterday. That's compared to nearly 403,000 last year at the same time.
But the Friday before the season is traditionally the busiest single day for sales.
Written By: The Associated Press