Wisconsin’s 2018 gun-deer season opened Nov. 17 with a hush of snowfall in some areas of southwest Wisconsin. An inch or more sky down fell quieting and covering deer habitat with a white blanket providing added safety, good sighting for participants, and when necessary, a surface to imprint every hoof and boot that moved about.

Deer hunters, other recreationists, and employees of businesses catering to hunters directly and indirectly were engaged in the annual affair throughout the nine-day season.

Warmer high temperatures and some liquid precipitation were less ideas for hunting.

The gun deer season ended Nov. 25, and is followed by several more opportunities, including muzzleloader season, an antlerless hunt, a holiday hunt and continued archer/crossbow hunting.