Wis. DNR: Number of female deer hunters grew by 5 percent

CREATED Dec. 10, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the number of resident female deer hunters was up slightly during the state's nine-day gun season.
   
Keith Warnke is the DNR's hunting and shooting sports coordinator. He told the agency's board Tuesday during a review of the season that about 65,000 resident female hunters purchased licenses. That's up 5 percent from 2012 and marks the highest number of resident female hunters since 2007.
   
Warnke says the number may have risen because the DNR offered first-time hunters licenses for $5. He also says it's becoming more socially acceptable for women to take to the woods.