Wisconsin's nine day gun deer season just wrapped
up on Sunday.
And we thought we would take a look at the hunt from
a different perspective.
Here's Martha with more...
Hunters can tell you there were some new regulations
this year when it comes to tagging and registering
And when it comes to enforcing those laws.
DNR Conservation Wardens are out in full force during
the hunt to make sure hunters understand and follow
those rules and are staying safe.
Here's more in News 8's Our Outdoors.
I grew up in La Crosse and I grew up playing in the
I grew up in a hunting , fishing and outdoor recreation
So for me.
it puts a smile on my face knowing everyday I go to
work to protect the resources that have really made
me the person I am.
Meghan Jensen just wrapped up her first gun-deer season
as a DNR Conservation Warden.
Throughout the year puts on thousands of miles on
the roads through parts of Trempealeau and Buffalo
counties enforcing the law.
- We can start our day doing one thing and that
can change depending on
complaints we receive or observations
we make while on patrol.
And this gun deer season came with its own new set
of challenges .
NATS of Meghan getting out of her truck saying Hi
with the new Wiscons in DNR Go WIld system that changed
the way that hunters need to validate a deer they
harvested by writing on the tag and then registering
it online or by phone.
And when the deer has to be tagged was a common question
for a lot of hunters.
Question: So now the legal requirement is to attach
that carcass tag when you separate yourself from that
So our tag line is.
when you leave it tag it.
Jensen knows she's building relationships with every
encounter she makes.
and it's also important for hunters or anglers to
know what to do when they are approached by a warden.
So when a warden approaches you out in the field it's
important to remember we are coming out to do our
basic license check.
cut- Make sure you have what you need while you are
out there enjoying the resources.
But the biggest thing to remember is to follow our
directions of what we like you to do, if you are hunting
with a firearm make sure you point that in a safe
And if you have a question don't be afraid to ask.
Jensen dropped into this experienced hunting camp
and they had plenty of questions about this year's
And that's why the department gives you until 5 pm
the day after harvest to allow hunters that time to
go where theres reception or make it in to town to
borrow a phone from someone.
And at the end of the day, with all of the calls taken
and questions answered.
Jensen likes to hear all the hunting success stories
So when one neighbor got the big buck everyone had
seen on their trail cameras they shared that too.
Cuz everyone seen it on their cameras, so he actually
brought the rack in that night so everyone could get
a look at it.
That's the camraderie of hunting.
Early numbers show hunters took about 140-thousand
deer this year during the gun deer hunt, final numbers
are expected tomorrow.
And there are still the muzzleloader season and the
antlerless hunt so the hunting season is far from
What if a hunter, angler or just a citizen is out
and sees something and has a concern about how someone
is hunting or fishing or using the resources?
There are roughly two wardens assigned to each county
to respond to things.
If you just have a question you can call - 1-888-WDNRINFO.
But if you think you have an actual issue that needs
to be addressed.
they do have a hotline at 1-800-847-9367.
And Jensen's biggest tip whether you are fishing or
hunting is to read the regulations each year to make
sure you are aware of any changes.