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Hunters ready for bow hunting season

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The return of camouflage and bows and arrows makes for an exciting time for hunters across Wisconsin.

"Friends and family come back home from around the state and we all hunt together," said Jason Barrick.

Hunters we spoke to said they are hoping to shoot their first buck of the season.

"I was shaking for a half-hour in the tree, I couldn't climb down, I was trying to text my dad that I got one and I could hardly type the text out," said Barrick.

But bagging a buck isn't easy.

"There's food plots that we're planting, we're year round, we've got game cameras out here, we're trying to take inventory of what kind of deer have made it through the year," said Ryan Connor.

Even though it's hard work, these hunters say bow hunting is family tradition.

"I've been hunting since I was 12 and tagging along with my dad before that," said Barrick.

With the start of a new season, comes new challenges, including the spread of a disease called E.H.D., now making its way into southern parts of Wisconsin.

Hunters we talked to say they're not worried.

"That's south of here, nothing really to worry about," said Connor.

But DNR officials say it's something all hunters should be aware of, while gearing up for a successful hunt this year.

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