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Hunters kill nearly 244,000 deer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Preliminary data from the state Department of Natural Resources shows hunters killed nearly 244,000 deer during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season.

That number is up 7.7 percent from last year's preliminary count of more than 226,000. The final count from the 2011 season was 257,511 deer.

The DNR says 633,460 people bought a license in 2012, up from 621,375 last year.

DNR officials say seven people were shot during the hunt. One person died.

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