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Frigid start to the Wisconsin gun deer hunt

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - It was a chilly start of the firearm deer season in Wisconsin Saturday, prompting one state official to say "even the squirrels were hunkered down today".

A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources says some parts of the state experienced a chilly 5 degrees and winds gusting over 30 miles per hour, providing an added challenge to the start of the season.

Despite the conditions, DNR says many hunters braved the added elements and were able to bag a buck.

Photos and stories have been posting on the department's Facebook page. One hunter reported a nine-point buck kill just five minutes into the opening season.