Wisconsin DNR Approves Rifle Deer Hunting Statewide

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 7:11 am

A rule change is giving deer hunters more opportunities throughout the state.

Accuracy and consistency outweighed possible safety concerns in a change by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources allowing rifles to be used for deer hunting in all counties.

Of course, shotguns don’t shoot as far and as accurately as a regular deer rifle does, so it does expand the shooting range for the average deer hunter.

Parts of 18 counties including Pierce, St. Croix and La Crosse still had shotgun-only zones last season, but that changes Nov. 1.

Those who don’t like the new law fear that range of a rifle cartridge makes it more dangerous.

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