From Brett Davis' Newsletter
Enjoy A Safe Hunting Season!
This weekend I will join the many sportsmen & sportswomen across Wisconsin in opening weekend of gun deer hunting season. Starting this Saturday, November 17, the 9 day hunting season is something that I and numerous other hunters look forward to every year, and this year is no exception with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) estimating between 1.6 million and 1.8 million deer available for the hunt. Excitement and precision await Wisconsin’s hunters as we continue this great tradition.
Even non-hunters in Wisconsin benefit from the season. Every year Wisconsin businesses enjoy a $1 billion dollar economic boost from the season including a $535 million boost in retail activity.
But this tradition comes with responsibility, as a safety-first approach is extremely important. The Wisconsin DNR provides useful hunting tips for safety including the TAB-K abbreviation:
T = Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
A = Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
B = Be certain of your target and what’s beyond it.
K = Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
For additional information regarding the hunting season including Regulations, Earn-a-Buck Info, Tag information, Deer Density Maps, and the 2007 deer hunting regulations can be found at http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/