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DNR adds online tools for hunters

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's gun deer season begins Saturday, November 17 and this year there's a little more help for hunters.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it has a Sunrise-Sunset app for Android phones that tells hunters when it's legal to hunt.

It's also added resources online to help hunters find access to public hunting land.

"We've got, I think, over 40,000 acres now available that are open up to hunting for the public so it's about access and making sure people have the information to know where to go and have fun," says DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp.

DNR wardens say they expect a more active season because it's earlier than normal this year, which means deer will still likely be mating and they'll be less cautious.

According to the DNR, there were nearly 376,000 licenses sold as of Tuesday. That's compared to nearly 403,000 last year at the same time. But a DNR spokesman says the Friday before the season is traditionally the busiest single day for sales.

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