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More women expected to hunt deer in Wisconsin this year


MADISON (WKOW) -- Gun deer season opens Saturday and the DNR expects more women to be in the woods.

Jenna Giacomino started hunting at age 12.

She's enjoying the last part of the bow season before the gun season begins.

She says she's not surprised more women are taking part in the hunt.

"I think that in my experience, more and more women are involved everyday and obviously women are more patient than men, so I think one day we'll dominate the sport! "

Bill Yearman with the Department of Natural Resources says this is the first year hunter safety instructors in the 16 counties he covers have reported more girls and women than boys and men in their classes.

He says the number of hunters in the state has remained relatively stable, likely due to the influx of female hunters.

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