MADISON (WKOW) -- Hunters are now back in Wisconsin's woods
Bow hunting season began Saturday. About 134,000 people are licensed to hunt during the bow hunting season.
The Department of Natural Resources has asked hunters to watch out for deer with a disease called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, that's been found in southern Wisconsin. The outbreak appears to be centered in Columbia County, but dead deer have also been reported in Waukesha, Walworth and Rock counties. Wardens say the disease is not a threat to humans.
It was also the first day in the woods for young bird hunters.
During the two-day youth waterfowl hunt, 10 to 15 year olds can go out with a mentor to learn more about the sport before more seasoned hunters are out and see if waterfowl hunting is for them.
In Menomonie, Alex Burian served as the mentor for Jack Schaff. He said it's a great opportunity for someone like Jack, who hasn't gone duck hunting before.
"It's a one shot deal, so if he likes it he can continue to do it. If he doesn't, he can realize it's not for him and move on, try different things," said Burian.
Mentors have to be at least 18 years old. The youth waterfowl hunt continues Sunday. Click here for more information.
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