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Wisconsin gun deer hunting season beginsSubmitted: 11/18/2017
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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dsherek@wjfw.com

Wisconsin gun deer hunting season begins
NORTHWOODS - "We got up before daylight and went out in the woods," said Sierra Endel, who is from Hazelhurst. 

Hunters all across the Northwoods were ready to go for the start this year's gun deer hunt.

"Opening day has been okay, we got two bucks on the pole right now so it's a good start," said Justin Pitlik from Eagle River. 


For some, this year's opening day was pretty normal.

"We've seen deer this morning, weather was beautiful, other than that, the same as every year," said Arnie Andersen, who traveled to Lake Tomahawk from Racine County.

For others, this year's opening day will be one to remember.

"This is my biggest," said Endel, referring to the 10-point buck she got. 
 
While hunting is a big tradition for many Northwoods families, this year's hunting season saw a big change. Wisconsin's minimum hunting age was dropped, meaning kids nine and under can now hunt with an adult or "mentor" hunter.

Endel, who is 14 years old, has no problem with the change.

"I think that's pretty good they just have to be responsible about it, parents too," said Endel.

Pitlik agrees that dropping the minimum hunting age is a good thing.

"It them with a presents a greater opportunity so they can learn how to be more responsible hunters when they get older," said Pitlik. 
 
Others, like Andersen, disagree.

"Anything under nine no, that's too dangerous for everybody, it's just the state trying to make more money that's all, from selling licenses. I don't want my 7-year-old Grandson out there with a rifle," said Andersen. 

At whatever age families decide to let their kids start hunting, many of them will continue passing on their hunting traditions.

"We really love doing this every year and we're going to keep it going all the way through our children, through their children," said Pitlik.



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