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DNR: Deer hunt off to promising start; No injuries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State wildlife officials say this year's gun-deer hunt got off to a promising start, with hunters bringing in a steady stream of bucks and does throughout the early part of the day.

   The state Department of Natural Resources says no hunting injuries had been reported as of Saturday afternoon.

   The DNR says nearly 604,000 licenses had been sold Friday. That's about 4,000 fewer than were sold last year, but this year's number is expected to rise as license sales continue throughout the season.

   DNR officials say the early harvest results were strong, but things started to slow about 2 p.m. as a mix of rain, sleet and snow passed through northern and central Wisconsin.

   The DNR predicts that conditions Sunday will be "nearly ideal," perhaps including fresh snow.

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