thousands of hunters across the state will once again
head into the woods looking for that big buck.
But officials say that before you head out.
there are new rules you need to know.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now with more.
Mike and Martha,
Over 200-thousand deer were harvested last year.
and hundreds of thousands of hunters are expected
to take part in this year's gun deer hunting season
The Department of Natural Resources says there are
plenty of new rules in place this time around.
And officials say you should review those rules.
before you head out into the woods.
In Wisconsin, it's a holiday.
It's a welcome time at Gander Mountain in Onalaska.
It's our busiest time of the year.
From November into December, is when we do the majority
of our business.
The lead up to the gun deer hunting season brings
customers in for a variety of reasons.
It's going to be handwarmers, mittens, hats -- some
folks wait until this week to buy a new gun.
But besides *what you're wearing out in the woods.
...officials with the DNR say it's important to know
*how to hunt this year.
There's quite a few changes that have take place this
One of those changes has to do tagging.
There's no longer a back tag requirement.
You still need to carry a license out there, and you
can display the gun deer license in a number of different
ways this year.
Hunters can now display the license through paper,
a driver's license, an identification card, or through
Another change is with a hunter's carcass tag.
They used to be on a durable, valeron piece of paper,
but now basically its going to be a paper type carcass
tag, and they're going to be required to be required
to carry that with them in the field.
That change may be why some hunters will want to plan
You're going to want a baggy, something to tie it
around the antler or the leg, so that you can have
a carcass sight tag on that deer.
Whether its through clothing or ammunitiion.
stores are ready to help you get the big one.
It's fun for us to help them with that, and to get
them out in the woods and get ready to hunt.
In LAX, EJ, N8.
Another big change you might notice this year is what
hunters might be wearing.
In addition to the typical blaze orange.
blaze pink clothing will be allowed out in the woods
Just remember that at least 50 percent of your clothing
must be one of those colors.
The 2016 gun deer hunting season starts this Saturday.
and runs through Sunday.